Youth Archaeology Club

Event Description:

The Youth Archaeology Club at the Archaeological Research Institute is a fantastic opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to explore the fascinating world of archaeology alongside professional archaeologists. This club offers an enriching experience where young participants can learn about various aspects of archaeology and gain hands-on experience in the field.

The club’s primary goal is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of archaeology by engaging them in a variety of activities. These activities include archaeological field methods, where students will learn how to excavate, record findings, and document archaeological sites. They will also have the opportunity to visit local archaeological sites on field trips, allowing them to witness real-world examples of archaeological research and learn from experts in the field.

Additionally, club members will gain insight into the laboratory analysis and interpretation of artifacts. They will discover how artifacts are processed, analyzed, and utilized to understand past cultures and societies. This aspect of the club will provide students with a deeper understanding of the meticulous work that goes into uncovering history through archaeological discoveries.

Thanks to the generous support of organizations such as the Lawrenceburg Kiwanis and other sponsors, the Youth Archaeology Club is free for all students. This ensures that financial constraints do not hinder any student from participating in this incredible educational opportunity.

Upon joining the Youth Archaeology Club, members will receive a club T-shirt, proudly displaying their affiliation with the club and creating a sense of unity among participants. Transportation to archaeological sites and field trips will be provided, eliminating any logistical concerns for students and their families. Additionally, refreshments will be provided during club social events, fostering a friendly and welcoming environment where students can interact with their peers and archaeologists alike.

The Youth Archaeology Club at the Archaeological Research Institute promises an engaging and educational experience for young students interested in archaeology. By immersing themselves in hands-on activities, visiting archaeological sites, and learning from professionals, students will gain valuable insights into the field of archaeology and develop a deeper appreciation for our shared human history.

How To Prepare:

Come ready to learn with closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty! Water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen recommended.




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ARI Base Camp 424 Walnut Street Lawrenceburg IN 47025

Age Requirement:

Grades 6th-8th

Activity Level:

Active (kneeling, standing for long periods of time, etc.)


2 hours
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