Archaeology Month Posters & T-Shirts

2017 Archaeology Month t-shirts on sale now for just $5

The Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) is pleased to present the special poster and T-shirt commemorating Indiana's Bicentennial for Indiana Archaeology Month. This year's theme highlights Mr. Eli Lilly's important legacy regarding Indiana archaeology. While many know of Lilly because of his family's pharmaceutical company, he played a huge role in early archaeology in our state. 2017 marks 40 years since his death, and the 80th anniversary of the publication of his well-known book "Prehistoric Antiquities of Indiana." He is shown on the poster looking for artifacts in a field in Posey County in 1936. The artifact, a prehistoric birdstone, is one that was in his collection (now housed at the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at I.U.). The T-shirt image includes another birdstone that was in Mr. Lilly’s collection.

2017 Archaeology Month T-Shirt   

2017 Archaeology Month T-Shirt

2017 Archaeology Month Poster

2017 Archaeology Month Poster


To read more about Mr. Lilly, go to:

Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology

Eli Lilly Hall

Eli Lilly

The Legacy of Lilly, Black, and The Wpa At Angel Mounds Near Evansville, Indiana

  • The Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology thanks our colleagues at the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University, and the Trustees of Indiana University, for their kind permission to use the images of Mr. Lilly and the birdstone artifacts as part of the poster and T-shirt designs.
  • We would also like to thank Nicole D. Arb of PEN Industries who designed this year's poster and T-shirt images.

To obtain a poster, you may either visit the DHPA (at 402 W. Washington Street, Room W274, Indianapolis), pick up a poster at an Indiana Archaeology Month event where the DHPA archaeology staff will be participating, or contact the office at (317) 232-6982 for individual posters. A poster will be included with mail orders of the T-shirts.

Indiana Archaeology Month commemorative T-shirts are only $5 each, and quantities are limited. Sizes small-2XL. Shirts may be purchased in the Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center in the Indiana Government Center South, Room W160A, Indianapolis. For mail orders, call (317) 232-4200 or (877) 463-6367.

DHPA archaeology staff will also be bringing shirts for sale to events they'll be attending during Indiana Archaeology Month.

The poster has been financed with federal funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service's Historic Preservation Fund, as administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. However, the contents and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.