Upcoming GBL Events:

Indiana Historical Society exhibition

"You Are There 1939: Exploring Angel Mounds"

March 9, 2019 - August 9, 2020
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN

Enter the archaeological dig at Angel Mounds in Southern Indiana, where you'll talk to workers on the brink of uncovering the site of a once-triving Mississippian town. Meet trailblazer Glenn Black and his amateur team of temporary workers, who profoundly expanded our knowledge of these pre-Columbian Native American people. See original artifacts and tools, a recreation of a Mississippian home, and form your own theory about what became of the settlement.


Themester 2018: Animal/Human

Mentoria Headdy Exhibit Hall

As part of the Indiana University 2018 Themester “Animal/Human,” and in collaboration with partnering scholars, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology is proud to open their new curated exhibit that explores the animal/human connection from historic, archaeological, and Native perspectives. A catalogue of items from the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology will be on display that speak to human/animal symbolism and representation in a variety of mediums. Contemporary Native art and symbolism will also be featured in the exhibit to explore present-day animal/human connections and symbolism in Native practices and religion. The exhibit is intended to plumb the depths of representation and symbolism that speak to human/animal connections in everyday practices, agency, and belief systems, and to stimulate imaginative thought and discussion about animal symbolism and representation in ritual, ethnogenesis, history, religion, and archaeology.