In September 2018, the GBL was awarded a Save America’s Treasures grant to rehabilitate and rehouse about 2.8 million artifacts from Angel Mounds over the next 3 years. These grants are administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The “Curating Angel” project will allow us to provide safe, long-term preservation of the artifacts and associated documentation from archaeological work at Angel Mounds and make these collections more accessible for research and education. Read more about Angel Mounds and our progress on this project on the GBL's blog site, thedirt.
Fast Facts about Angel Mounds:
- 603 acre site located on the Ohio River near Evansville, IN
- Occupied by a Mississippian culture group from ~1100-1450 CE
- Archaeological excavations began in 1939
- Indiana State Historic Site and a National Historic Landmark
Save America's Treasures Grant information:
- Rehousing 2.8 million archaeological artifacts
- ~2000 boxes
- Duration 3 years
- Materials will be moved from Glenn Black Lab to the new ALF 3 facility on IUB campus
Read more about Glenn Black and the history of Angel Mounds!