Since 2016, Mary Farrell has served as TEAM’s Senior Archaeologist, responsible for helping clients meet local, state, and federal requirements for cultural resources consideration and management.
Before joining TEAM, Mary worked with the U.S. Forest Service in California and Arizona, where she was responsible for archaeological surveys, National Register determinations of eligibility and nominations, historic preservation projects, and integrating cultural resource information into NEPA documents. She participated in and led interdisciplinary teams for environmental analysis and planning, and developed and implemented preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation plans for historic properties. Mary also facilitated the Forest Service’s Tribal consultation, and developed partnerships with volunteers, Tribal members, and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia and the Universidad de Sonora to conduct public archaeology and historic preservation projects, and to explore traditional perspectives on land use and stewardship.
Between the Forest Service and joining TEAM, Mary worked as an independent cultural resources consultant for various clients, including the University of California Santa Barbara, Caltech, the Timbisha Tribe, the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of Owens Valley, the Coronado National Forest, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i, and Bauer Planning & Environmental Services, Inc. She taught four seasons of an archaeological field methods class for the University of Hawai’i, and has published numerous articles and book chapters about the power of archaeology to connect us with our shared past and illuminate the present.
Mary graduated with a degree in anthropology from the University of Virginia and earned a Master of Arts in anthropology from the University of Arizona
Registrations & Certifications
- Secretary of Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology and Historic Architecture
Professional Organizations & Affiliations
- Society for American Archaeology
- Society for Historical Archaeology
- Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society