The Business of Archaeology in Arizona and the United States: Data for Strategic Decision Making

Presenter:  Dr. Christopher Dore, Heritage Business International, L3C

Archaeology has been privatized over the last generation of practice. To be sustainable, archaeological consulting firms must increase their financial value. To increase value, and increase their heritage impact, consulting archaeologists must understand archaeology as an industry. This session provides a quantitative economic and marketplace update on archaeology as a business in Arizona and the United States. The data presented in this 2019 update can be used by consulting archaeologists, cultural resource management firms, and environmental consulting businesses to make strategic business decisions over the next year and farther into the future.