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The LAMAR Institute was incorporated in the state of Georgia as a non-profit organization for the purpose of conducting archaeological research in the southeastern United States and educating the public about archaeology. Since its inception in 1982 the LAMAR Institute has sponsored a wide range of projects to achieve these ends. The LAMAR Institute has worked closely with Universities, Federal agencies, State agencies, and private organizations in conducting this work. Projects range from an art exhibition of contemporary Native American art to archaeological excavations at the "dead town" of New Ebenezer in the south Georgia swamp. Of paramount concern in all LAMAR Institute projects is the rapid dissemination of accurate factual information about the project to the general public.


Our Mission

The mission of the LAMAR Institute is to conduct archaeological and historical research in the Southeastern United States and to advance public archaeological education


Ways You Can Help


First, you can just give us money. You could either slide it to us under a table, or, if you must, donate digitally. Paypal Giving Fund is one example of a way to do this. Here is a link to our LAMAR Institute Donation page:



Buy your stuff online using Amazon Smile, Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your favorite charity. You can help us by choosing LAMAR Institute as your favorite charity! 


Buy stuff at Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 5% of the object's cost to the LAMAR Institute, This offer is good only for Thursday, March 16, 2017. On other days Amazon Smile will still donate a portion of your purchase price to the LAMAR Institute, but only if you register it as your preferred charity on the Amazon Smile webpage. Here is a link to get started shopping today:

Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, 2017.  Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Lamar Institute, Inc.. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1537572.

Of course, we welcome donations via Amazon Smile anytime at their regular donation rate of 0.5% of your purchases. This does not cost you anything!



If you are a Kroger shopper, please register the LAMAR Institute as your favorite community charity on your Kroger card. If you do so, then Kroger will donate a portion of your purchase price to our non-profit. Again, this does not cost you anything!

Do you love archaeology? Why not put all these together by adding the LAMAR institute to your list of Charitable Organizations that may benefit from your grocery shopping. The money comes from Kroger, so your money is safe. Just visit:

http://kroger.com and login to your account. Then go to:


and enter LAMAR Institute or the Number 64275 to enroll in the program. I will let everyone know how this money raising effort progresses. I just registered our personal card to get it started.