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.


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

Contact Information

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, September 19.  Guest speaker will be Sarah Love, Archaeology Outreach Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division. Sarah will be speaking about the archaeological investigation of the Fairview School in Cave Springs, Georgia—one of the 5,000 Rosenwald structures built in the 20th century in the Southeast. It was constructed to provide an educational facility for the local African-American community. Following the site’s rediscovery, the community of Cave Springs spearheaded efforts to preserve and interpret the Fairview site. By incorporating archaeological research into these community-led efforts, this project helps in understanding Fairview’s individual identity within the broader scope of Rosenwald school sites.

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:

  • 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 in the Fall 2017.

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

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