Why Become a Member?

Become a member of the Archaeological Research Institute to ensure the archaeological record exists for future generations. Memberships support our advocacy efforts to protect archaeological sites, educate the public through hands-on experiences, and train the next generation of archaeologists through certifications, internships, research projects, and certified field school.

Member Benefits
  • Community of like-minded, mission focused individuals
  • Life-long learning opportunities
  • Engaging events & experiences
  • Inside news on NEW tours, experiences, and events
  • Members swag bag
  • Members only – Opening Dig Season Event
  • 10% off merchandise in the gift shop
  • Member Only pricing for events and experiences

Membership Levels

Donor Levels


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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