September is Archaeology Month

INDIANA – September is Archaeology Month in Indiana. The Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) coordinates the event to encourage learning about Indiana archaeology.

Universities, museums, organizations, and individuals throughout the state host a variety of programs. These include archaeological laboratory open houses, artifact identifications, lectures on archaeological topics, archaeological excavations, and stewardship and avocational certification sessions.

Archaeology Month helps Hoosiers learn more about the discipline of archaeology, Indiana archaeological sites, and laws protecting those sites. A goal of this month is to increase public awareness and to minimize the myths and misconceptions commonly associated with the discipline.