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Desert Archaeology, Inc., is a woman-owned Arizona small business offering cultural resources compliance, research, and consulting services. We have been at the forefront of cultural resources management (CRM) since 1982.

Mission and Values

Client service in an open, team-based environment is our hallmark at Desert Archaeology. We have been extremely successful in serving the interests of our clients while preserving cultural resource values.

Company History

William H. Doelle, Ph.D., founded the company in Tucson in 1982, as the Arizona Division of the California-based nonprofit, the Institute of American Research. The company grew and prospered, prompting Dr. Doelle to form Desert Archaeology, Inc., in 1989, to accept a growing number of cultural resources management contracts.

Desert Archaeology partnerships with many different organizations Desert Archaeology partnerships with many different organizations

Certifications and Affiliations

Desert Archaeology is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), certified through the Small Business Administration, that has built a track record of successful collaborations with professional, nonprofit, governmental, and academic entities.  

Desert Archaeology awards Desert Archaeology awards


Our work has garnered recognition from a variety of local, state, national, and international entities.