The Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI) is a 501(C)(3) scientific research group based in Crystal River, Florida. Founded in 1995 we bring over 25 years of experience of working to protect Florida’s vanishing natural and cultural resources. Our organization has three divisions: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Natural Sciences. We are professionally staffed by Research Associates who all hold advanced graduate degrees in a variety of fields from Anthropology/Archaeology to Meteorology.
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!