Hands-On Lab Experience

Join ARI archaeologists in the lab to clean and sort artifacts that were uncovered in the field at the Guard Site. 

If you happened to join us in the field this summer we will have you work on artifacts from your same unit. Learn the basic differences between animal bone, stone tools, carbon, pottery and plant remains and why it is important for archaeologists to study each. Includes a talk and tour of the Learning Center and Lab.

All required equipment, gloves, and learning materials.

How to Prepare:
Wear clothing that can get dirty, sturdy shoes.




Wednesdays and Saturdays
10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Meeting Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47026

Age Recommendation:

12 +


2 Hours


The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.  

ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.  

ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing.  In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.  

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