The Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology (GBL) is a research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University in Bloomington.
The GBL was established in 1965 as an independent research center by Eli Lilly to promote the study, preservation, and education of Indiana’s rich archaeological heritage. The GBL was named in honor of Glenn A. Black, the first professional archaeologist in Indiana, and currently curates nearly 12,000 archaeological collections, representing millions of artifacts, from Indiana and the Midwest. A portion of these collections are on display in an exhibit gallery that is open to the public. The research center also houses a large reference library and the Ohio Valley – Great Lakes Ethnohistory Archive, which is a rare set of documents on Native American tribes of the Midwest. Special tours or research access to the archive or collections are available by appointment.
Exhibit Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 1 - 4:30 p.m.
The exhibit hall is closed on Mondays, for major holidays, and during IU semester breaks.
Glenn A Black Laboratory of Archaeology
423 N. Fess St. , Bloomington, IN 47408