Indiana Archaeological Society

Learning by sharing Indiana's past through Archaeology 



Periodically the Indiana Archaeological Society will feature a new artifact sent in by an IAS member.


To submit artifact pictures and stories; send only clear digital pictures and well written stories of the artifact history or how you obtained the artifact  to:    

Artifacts and stories do not have to be only Indiana found.



 *As Officers of the Indiana Archaeological Society it is our goal to show only genuine artifacts on this website. All Artifacts will be reviewed by at least three IAS officers for approval before posting on this website. Any artifacts that are not unanimously approved by this team will not be posted. The names of these officers will be held in confidence. This approval process is only an opinion and does not constitute a binding or permanent opinion on any artifact submitted. Because of the number of requests for submission, only a limited number of artifacts will be published every year.




*The Indiana Archaeological Society and it's officers are not responsible or liable for the content of any picture or story posted to this website submitted by individual members. Members are responsible for the legality and correctness of any submission.






In 2014 the Indiana Archaeological Society instituted a Lifetime Achievement Award to be given to those who over their lifetime have shown a dedication and contribution to the Indiana Archaeological Society.

These individuals will be listed here:


Collector's Corner:

This fine article on this extremely rare Notched Ovate Bannerstone was submitted by it's owner, past treasurer and IAS member Jeff Mills as it was written and seen in the "Prehistoric American", Journal of the Genuine Indian Relic Society, Inc. The Photo was taken by John Motz. Permission to publish this article on the IAS website was given by Jeff Mills. 

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