Welcome to the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology

Part of the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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The Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology is a university-centered research laboratory, museum, library, and meeting place for the discovery, preservation, exhibition, and celebration of Indiana’s rich cultural and archaeological heritage.

We participate fully in the teaching and research mission of Indiana University, Bloomington through our work with archaeological collections, fieldwork at sites, and studies of historic documents. The Glenn Black Laboratory is a repository for archaeological artifacts, data, and documentation for sites in the Midwest including those associated with Indiana’s largest archaeological site, Angel Mounds State Historic Site. We secure the future of archaeological and heritage research and education for the public by connecting the people of the present with the people of the past.* Learn more about our collections.

*Mission statement updated November 2014.

News at the GBL

NEW Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

GBL and Mathers Museum of World Cultures are now the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Announced Sept. 2019. Goal renovation completion expected Fall 2021.

Save America's Treasures

GBL receives $300K Save America's Treasures grant. Read more about Curating Angel Mounds.

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An angel mound image that links to the Glenn Black Lab's Facebook page