The Glenn Black Laboratory (GBL) is a well-known resource for the study and interpretation of the past peoples of Indiana and the Midwest. As such there are multiple kinds of activities that occur here. Research in field archaeology couples with laboratory analysis to answer questions about ways of life, food and shelter, technology and art, belief and ritual, and interaction in the past. Work conducted here is highly varied, from remote sensing work to cataloging, inventorying of collections, preparing digital files, and assisting with research.

In addition to its research, the GBL celebrates the people of the past by holding public programs and exhibits suitable for a variety of audiences.

You can learn more about our collection here.



Exhibit Gallery Hours

Tuesday—Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday—Sunday: 1 - 4:30 PM

The exhibit hall is closed on Mondays, for major holidays, and during IU semester breaks.


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