Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society


Anne Dorland

President/Archaeological Advisor


Contact Information

Katie Ahern

Vice President


Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society
2505 Braselton Highway
Buford, GA 30519

Our History

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society educates the public about the local archaeological resources and advocates the preservation of these sites.

GARS is an organization of professional and avocational archaeologists and interested individuals and families who share a keen interest in history - both prehistoric and historic. The scope of our projects includes archival research, archaeological survey, scientific excavation, artifact analysis, and publication of results. As GARS' projects suggest, there is a need for a wide range of interests and skills.

Membership in GARS includes not only great monthly programs but opportunities for archaeological excavation, field trips, and special events - for example, participating in the Annual Frontier Faire. As a member, you can also receive a discount for membership into the Society of Georgia Archaeology.

To join you can download a membership form and mail it to GARS or you can join or renew online!


Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) informs the citizens of Gwinnett County and environs about the significance of archaeological resources towards the end of public support for preservation, education, and research efforts. GARS accomplishes these aims by being an advocate for site preservation, carrying out scientific investigation of archaeological sites under professional guidance, and making archaeological news available to members and the public.

GARS works with community organizations, such as the Gwinnett Historical Society and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, to provide the larger environmental and historic context for archaeological investigations and to educate the public on the need to study and preserve our heritage.  

GARS has teamed up with the Fort Daniel Foundation (FDF) to put together a number of educational resources that will benefit not only the Fort Daniel educational program but schools across the State as well. The expenditures include Fort Daniel Teaching Trunk and CDs entitled "Archaeology - What Is It?".

You don't have to be Indiana Jones to enjoy the adventure of archaeology. If you would like to learn more about archaeology and help recover the rich history of greater Gwinnett, please don't hesitate to contact GARS!

Delana Gilmore (left)



GARS Officers are active not only in excavating but educating the public - in a variety of ways - about archaeology!

Our Officers

Mission Statement