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 by visiting our University website.

Select "Mapping Indiana Territories" below to see our *NEW* digital exhibit showcasing some of the maps in our collections celebrating Indiana University's Fall 2017 Themester: "Diversity - Difference - Otherness."

Recently Added Items

WPA at Angel, 1940


"Angel" / Works Progress Administration (WPA) excavation at Angel Mounds.

Clark Maritime, 1975


"Clark Maritime. 1975"

Surveying, 1960


"Angel T13C 1960"