Mary Farrell, senior archaeologist for TEAM, has over 30 years’ experience in cultural resources management, focused on helping agencies and project proponents comply with federal and state law, regulations, and policies regarding archaeological sites and historic properties. Her work includes completing comprehensive field and archival inventories, assessing the significance of cultural resources, determining the effects of proposed projects, and developing and implementing monitoring protocols. She brings to TEAM her expertise in facilitating complete and cost-effective cultural resource management, and her support of archaeological and historic sites as contributing to a community’s cultural, social, and economic well-being.
Prior to joining TEAM, Mary served as director, part-time field archaeologist, and writer for Trans-Sierran Archaeological Research (TSAR), a small independent consulting firm in the eastern Sierra. She also has worked as an archaeologist for the Inyo and Stanislaus National Forests in California, and as cultural resources manager and tribal liaison for the Coronado National Forest in Arizona and New Mexico. Her award-winning federal service included leading archaeological surveys and site evaluations, assessing site significance, developing mitigation strategies, writing the cultural resource sections of environmental reports, serving on preservation task forces, developing volunteer groups, and consulting with State Historic Preservation Officers, Tribes, and project proponents. Recent clients have included the National Park Service, the Forest Service, the University of Hawaii West O’ahu, the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of Owens Valley, the Timbisha Tribe of Death Valley, the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab, the Owens Valley Radio Observatory and the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District.