Lab Experiences

Learn to clean and sort artifacts that were uncovered in the field at the Guard Site.

  • Hands-On Lab Experience
  • Group Hands-On Lab Experience
  • Junior Lab Experience

Hands-On Lab Experience

Join ARI archaeologists in the lab to clean and sort artifacts that were uncovered in the field at the Guard Site. 

If you happened to join us in the field this summer we will have you work on artifacts from your same unit. Learn the basic differences between animal bone, stone tools, carbon, pottery and plant remains and why it is important for archaeologists to study each. Includes a talk and tour of the Learning Center and Lab.

Includes:
All required equipment, gloves, and learning materials.

How to Prepare:
Wear clothing that can get dirty, sturdy shoes.

Pricing:

$15.00

When:

Wednesdays and Saturdays
10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Meeting Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47026

Age Recommendation:

12 +

Length:

2 Hours

Group Hands-On Lab Experience

Great for scout groups, small class fieldtrips and home school groups.

Students get the opportunity to clean, rough sort and identify artifacts that were excavated in the field. Visitors will cycle through four stations, and learn more about work in an archaeology lab.

Includes:
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.

Pricing:

$10.00 per person

When:

Fridays
10:00 AM and by appointment

Meeting Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47026

Age Recommendation:

10 +

Length:

2 – 3 Hours

Junior Lab Experience

Students 11 and under join ARI archaeologists in a guided experience at the ARI Base Camp that includes hands-on activities that explain the many aspects of archaeology.

Activities explaining stratigraphy, magnetometry, mapping, and also refitting pottery could all be included in your child’s experience.

Includes:
All required equipment, gloves, and learning materials.

How to Prepare:
Wear clothing that can get dirty, sturdy shoes.

Pricing:

$5.00

When:

Wednesdays and Saturdays
10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Meeting Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47026

Age Recommendation:

5 –  11

Length:

2 Hours