Intro To Archaeology Talk

What is archaeology, why do we study the past and what are we studying in past cultures of the midwest?

These topics and more are covered in our intro to archaeology talk. Visitors will have the opportunity to do pre and post work in a workbook developed by ARI staff.

What’s Included:

All required materials and equipment. Bring an object from home that could tell us about your everyday life.

How to Prepare:

Wear clothing that can get dirty, sturdy shoes.


  • Adults: Free 
  • Students: Free

While ARI does not charge a fee for our experiences, donations are encouraged. Donate Now


Fridays by appointment
10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Meeting Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47026

Age Requirements:

5 and up

Activity Level:



1 hour


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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