Survey Crew, Pine Mountain

Desert Archaeology is seeking field technicians for the Pine Mountain Survey on the Tonto National Forest northeast of Fountain Hills, Arizona, beginning September 17 and running to the end of October. The survey is approximately 3,500 acres divided into three blocks, with elevation ranging from 3,500 to 4,500 feet. High site density is expected with much of the occupation dating to the Hohokam Classic Period. The terrain is rough with areas of dense vegetation. The ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours in a desert environment featuring extreme temperatures and rough terrain is required. We will be away from the vehicles most of the day so crew members should expect to carry at least a gallon of water, food for the day, and some equipment (roughly 20 lbs). We will be staying in Fountain Hills for a portion of the project and will be camping in the remotest of the three blocks. When in Fountain Hills, single-occupancy hotel rooms will be provided; when camping, crew will be responsible for their own gear (e.g., tents, sleeping bags, food). The hourly rate is $21.79, with per diem provided. If you are interested in this position, email your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience to Jody Parker (

Survey Crew, Upcoming

Desert Archaeology will be seeking field technicians for three upcoming surveys in central Arizona that will run at various times from late fall through April. Details will be posted here when they are available.