We are the only non-profit scientific institute in central Florida
What our extensive experiences have shown is that Florida is in a state of emergency when it comes to protecting its historical resources. We are losing our shared history at an alarming rate due to sea level rise, construction and development, and agricultural activities. We have been at the forefront of championing for saving these sites and have an impressive resume of providing exceptional services to communities so they can document and protect their historical sites. Read more about our amazing staff under the About Us page and see a selection of the projects we have completed under the Reports page. Want to help us save history?? Visit our Donation page – we have a number of ways to help including some that don’t cost anything to you!
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We have conducted research at places such as Fort Dade, Fort King, Camp Izard, Micanopy, and now are investigating the Battle of the Battles of Wahoo Swamp just to name a few.
Aside from archaeological research, we frequently conduct archival research. Currently our grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program involves a fair bit of archival research relating to the Battles of Wahoo Swamp.
Over the past 20 years GARI has conducted research along the St. Johns River, coastal South Florida, the Central Gulf Coast, and the Big Bend region.
In addition to cultural research we also perform a wide variety of research in the fields of natural and physical sciences including ecology, malacology, sedimentology, hydrology and climatology just to name a few.
Latest Exciting News
Progress at Chinsegut Hill Project
The Tampa Bay History Center (TBHC) and Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI) have partnered to investigate additional areas of the Chinsegut Hill Plantation near Brooksville, Florida. The property is owned by Hernando County and the TBHC manages the operation...
GARI awarded a National Park Service grant of $20,000 for coastal resilience and vulnerability assessment
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) has awarded a grant to GARI in the amount of $20,000 to evaluate archeological sites in Citrus County beginning in the fall of 2020 and ending in August 2021. The project, Rapid Midden Assessment of...
Gulf Stream Births a Gyre!
The Gulf Stream is an important source of heat transport from the tropics and sub-tropics to the North Atlantic and eventually, the North Sea. Today's environmental satellite image shows the warm Gulf Stream's core (deep red) flowing off the Atlantic coastline. A few...
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