Dominquez Archaeological Research Group (DARG) is the operational division of Dominquez Archaeological Research Group, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 2003 as a consortium for anthropological and archaeological research, preservation and education in the Upper Colorado River Basin.
DARG's mission is to provide an organizational and operational environment that facilitates:
- Professional excellence and the application of high standards in archaeological and anthropological research, preservation, and education.
- Scientific rigor and the development and application of innovative research methods and advanced technology for data capture and information management in archaeology and anthropology.
- Cooperative and collaborative approaches in cultural resources research, preservation, and education that integrate cross-boundary knowledge and expertise from diverse professional, institutional, and public sources.
We function as a consortium of independent research associates and ad hoc research and technical advisors. Our operational focus is to coordinate research activities, raise and administer funding, and manage projects that advance our shared values and mission.