Classroom Talks

This talk, given by public archaeologists, gives a broad overview of archaeology as a discipline and a deep dive into archaeology as a career. Our archaeologists will discuss the education requirements needed to become an archaeologist, career options, and the reality of the discipline. Information about current excavations and research questions, along with the day-to-day of an archaeologist both in and out of field season will be discussed.

*If you are interested in us visiting your classroom virtually, please select the “Virtual Experience” option in the form and our Education Director will reach out with the virtual link for the live talk.

Classroom Talks
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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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