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About

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

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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.

Company History

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.

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Partnerships & Outreach

Desert Archaeology has built a record of successful partnerships with professional, nonprofit, governmental, and academic entities.  

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Recognition

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