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Editor's Corner

I write these words to you while still in Peru, actually doing some archaeology rather than just talking about it. It feels very strange to be writing this as I am. I feel very far away from the hectic activity taking place in Washington, as Congress continues to debate the fate of historic preservation in the United States. Far away doesn't mean truly isolated, though; my staff and I, along with SAA leadership, have put together a number of interesting pieces to provide you with an update of what's been going on, and some assessment of prospects for the future.

You'll also notice that we've expanded the Bulletin substantially, at least for this issue, to include the report of the Annual Business Meeting (usually published in American Antiquity at a date far removed from the meeting itself), a review of the awards delivered at the meeting, various committee reports, the usual run of columns, and an advertising centerfold to assist you in your Christmas (or anytime) shopping.

Finally, I'd like to thank John Kantner and Valerie Olson, both graduate students in anthropology at UCSB, for their outstanding work on the Bulletin during my absence. Thanks guys!


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