Digging into Dearborn County

Liz Sedler is a person who doesn’t mind getting a little dirt on her boots in the pursuit of her passion. Two years ago, the Bright native opened the non-profit Archaeological Research Institute to provide the public an opportunity to experience the numerous reasons she digs archaeology.

Potter’s Field Site Survey to Begin – Cincinnati Parks

The National Park Service has awarded $34,694 in funding through a History of Equal Rights (HER) Grant to the non-profit Price Hill Will. These funds will be used to contract the Archaeological Research Institute, Inc. (ARI), a nonprofit corporation based out of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to conduct an archeological survey of the site.

AmeriCorps at ARI

As many as 20,000 people are buried in an overgrown cemetery in West Price Hill known as Potter’s Field. The first steps to developing a management plan for the area began Wednesday, with ground …


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.