Archaeology Lab

Archaeological Projects


GARS c/o Delana Gilmore, President
2505 Braselton Highway
Buford, GA 30519

The Archaeology Lab Days have been revamped—introducing Fort Daniel Archaeological Lab’s interactive lessons and activities! Each month will have an overall theme, such as Preservation Laws or Native American History, which will pair with the monthly Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) meeting/lecture and lab days. The lab days will include discussion/activity meant to engage participants with practical information and skills used in the fields of archaeology and history.  Archaeology Lab Days will resume in the winter. 

Participants in the archaeology lab and excavation work at Fort Daniel Archaeological Site who are not GARS members will need to fill out liability and multimedia release forms. A liability release form is required of volunteers participating in particular lab and field experience. While this is a formality, it does provide GARS with documentation that you have been informed of the risks of participating in the lab and field exercises. Additionally, because photographs and other forms of multimedia may be used to document lab and field exercises, you are required to sign a multimedia release form so that said materials may be used by GARS and FDF in multimedia presentations and promotional materials. Please download the form packet.

Mission Statement

Below are the media presentations of some of past and ongoing GARS archaeological projects:

More will be available when project reports have been written.

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

Project Report Presentations

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) has and continues to be responsible for the archaeological fieldwork at the Fort Daniel Archaeological Site in Hog Mountain, Georgia. (For more information about Fort Daniel visit the Fort Daniel Foundation Web site.)

Besides the continuing work at the Fort Daniel site, GARS also excavates at two prehistoric sites in Gwinnett County, a rock shelter and a soapstone site, and has completed excavation or survey projects at several other sites within the County. Some of these projects are presented in the media presentations available below. If you want to be like Indiana Jones and enjoy the adventure of archaeology, don't hesitate to email GARS!

Contact Information

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

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