ARI Kicks Off 2023 Field Season at Guard Archaeological Preserve

Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 1:06 PM

By The Archaeological Research Institute, news release

From now until October, ARI invites the public to participate in a variety of free outdoor experiences, including field opportunities

The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) held a ribbon cutting event last Saturday. Photo by Casey Gilmour, Eagle Country 99.3.

(Dearborn County, Ind.) - The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated 2023 field season at the Guard Archaeological Preserve.

With over 50 community members in attendance, the season began with a successful ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured captivating augmented reality tours, engaging experimental archaeology activities, and an overview of the comprehensive 2023 research plan.

From now until October, ARI invites the public to participate in a variety of free outdoor experiences, including field opportunities, experimental archaeology programs, augmented reality tours, and junior field experiences.

To stay informed about upcoming events and conveniently book your desired experiences, visit

ARI is committed to actively involving the public in their research and preservation efforts, cultivating a community of responsible land stewards and passionate archaeologists in the region. Through hands-on education, ARI aims to promote understanding and the protection of significant archaeological sites and cultural and natural resources.

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