Mission and Values
Client service in an open, team-based environment is our hallmark at Desert Archaeology. We take pride in serving the interests of our clients while preserving cultural resource values.
William H. Doelle, Ph.D., founded the company in 1982 as the Arizona Division of the California-based Institute of American Research. Desert Archaeology, Inc., was established as an independent entity in 1989, and transitioned to being a woman-owned company in January 2017, when Dr. Sarah Herr became owner and president.
Partnerships & Outreach
Desert Archaeology has built a record of successful partnerships with professional, nonprofit, governmental, and academic entities.
Our work as a firm and as individual researchers has garnered recognition from a variety of local, state, national, and international entities.