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

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

Archaeological Projects

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 Spring 2017.  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.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

Field Trips

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

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

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, April 17 20 at Fort Daniel Meeting Room beginning at 7pm. Guest speaker Sarah Love from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division will be presenting on the economic impacts of historic preservation.

Sarah Love joined HPD in August 2015 as the Archaeology Outreach Coordinator specializing in public engagement efforts, education, and training. In 2012 while interning for HPD, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University. She continued her academic career by pursuing concurrent Master’s Degrees in Anthropology and Historic Preservation. While Sarah’s educational background was based around precontact archaeology and paleoanthropology, she has recently discovered her passion for historic archaeology in the Southeast. Her interests include community engagement, public archaeology, and the intersection of archaeology and preservation of the built environment. Sarah is a member of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, and the Association for Preservation Technology.

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