Field Trips

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

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Fort Daniel Archaeological Site (2505 Braselton Hwy, Buford, GA). Beginning at 7pm, the monthly meetings consist of a short business meeting and special presentations on various subjects from recent archaeological investigations to historical sites.

The next GARS meeting will be on Tuesday, March 20 at Fort Daniel Meeting Room beginning at 7pm.  GARS Archaeological Advisor Jim D’Angelo will be speaking on “Exciting New Finds in Near Eastern Archaeology.” Jim has a Master’s Degree in Near Eastern Archaeology and worked in Israel during the 1970s and Jordan between 1981 and 2007.

Keep an eye on this page and the GARS Facebook page for upcoming meeting information.

Mission Statement


There are several projects in the works, so please keep checking this page or GARS Facebook page for updates. Below is a list of some projects:

  • Constitutions Lakes: GARS members will return to Constitutions Lakes to excavate at the site of the South River Brick Works. More information about this dig will be available soon. 
  • Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn: Continue to conduct an archaeological survey of the area around and under the house--included systematic metal detection, shovel testing, and excavation units--that was started at the public archaeology event on Saturday, April 8.  GARS will take the lead in organizing and directing the archaeological component of the event.
  • Graves Soapstone Site: A proposed return  for a fourth season of excavation will be occurring.

If you are interested in participating in GARS archaeological projects, please email Delana Gilmore, GARS President.

Contact Information

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


Archaeological Projects

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

Each month GARS strives to participate in either an archaeological excavation or a field trip. 

On March 10 GARS and FDF will be sponsoring a lithic workshop with ERM archaeologist, Bill Stanyard. We are looking forward to a successful workshop with several preregistrations from members, other Society of Georgia chapters, and the public. The workshop will be from 10am to 3pm. If you are interested in the workshop, please email GARS by March 7. It is opened to people from ages 13 years old and older. Please bring a lunch; drinks will be provided.

Keep an eye on this page or GARS Facebook page for any upcoming field trips.

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