Exploring the Past To Preserve the Future

At Archaeological Research Institute (ARI), our primary objective is identifying, preserving, and responsible scientific exploration of archaeological sites in Southeast Indiana, Southwestern Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. 

Why Archaeological Research Institute?

Experience the extraordinary at Archaeological Research Institute, where your curiosity will ignite, exploration will thrive, and a passion for archaeology and history will flourish. Whether you’re an avid archaeology enthusiast or embark on your first voyage into the past, we welcome you to join us in our quest to safeguard archaeological sites and preserve our region’s cultural heritage.

Choose ARI and witness history come alive in mesmerizing ways.

At ARI, our team of dedicated archaeologists will lead you on an immersive and interactive journey designed to captivate visitors, interns, volunteers, and students of all ages. Delve into the captivating history of our region as we offer accessible, inclusive, and forward-thinking educational programs. Together, we will weave the story of our local history, engage in research collaborations, and contribute to our mission of preserving archaeological sites in the region. Embark on this remarkable journey with us, where the wonders of the past await.

Help Us Reach Our Goals

Donate Today!

Our organization, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, depends on the generosity of donors to fulfill our mission and accomplish our goals. By joining our cause, you can contribute to the preservation of regional archaeological sites and the invaluable cultural heritage they hold, ensuring their existence for generations to come. Take action now by making a donation and have a tangible impact on the preservation of our shared history.

Fort Ancient Augmented Reality Tour

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Guard Site, a local archaeology site showcasing the Fort Ancient village. Step into the enchanting realm of augmented reality and embark on a journey through time. Peel away the layers of history as you reveal the vibrant tapestry of life in the village over 800 years ago.

Upcoming Events

November 2023

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Want to get involved?

At ARI, we provide countless opportunities for you to engage in the preservation of archaeological sites and cultural heritage, ensuring their safeguarding for future generations.

Partner With Us

We strongly believe that a partnership with ARI will not only benefit your organization but also contribute to the advancement of archaeological research and the preservation of our shared history. By joining forces with us, you will become an integral part of a community dedicated to uncovering the secrets of the past and ensuring their preservation for future generations.

Ways to give

There are countless ways to support ARI's mission. We offer a range of opportunities for individuals in the community to contribute to the conservation of archaeological sites and cultural heritage. Whether you choose to donate your time as a volunteer, provide a grant to our organization, or sponsor one of our events, there are diverse avenues available for everyone to get involved.

Request Learning Materials

Recognizing the difficulty in accessing educational resources on archaeology, land stewardship, and cultural heritage, our team is dedicated to creating customized learning materials that align with state standards and cater to the unique learning objectives of your class.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed ARI members, sponsors, donors, partners, and supporters!

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