Society for American Archaeology 15(1)

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January 1997

"The use of new geophysical instruments and recently developed computer software programs will, in the near future, revolutionize the way archaeologists structure their survey and excavation work.

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We argue that this application of new equipment, however, must go beyond simply being "new" or "neat" techniques generating better "descriptions" for archaeologists. The ultimate contribution of these improved technologies will be in our ability to advance cultural ev olutionary theory."


Editor's Corner

News from the Public Education Committee

Letters to the Editor



Report from the Executive Board: Fall 1996

SAA Mission Statement

Cost-Effective Email Utilization and Internet Access

A Portrait of the Southwestern Archaeology Web Site

Interface--New Developments in Geophysical Prospecting and Archaeological Research

Tennessee Music, Culture, and Archaeological Treasures, or, "Don't Go Stir Crazy in the Meeting Rooms"

Insights--Changing Directions: A Roundtable Discussions

Exchanges--Archaeological Investigation and Conservation in Honduras

Working Together--Painting a "New" Face on CRM: Integrating Traditional Culture and Archaeology

Bureau of Land Management Celebrates its Golden Anniversary

Student Affairs

News and Notes

Positions Open


The SAA Bulletin (ISSN 0741-5672) is published five times a year (January, March, June, September, and November) and is edited by Mark Aldenderfer, with editorial assistance from Karen Doehner and Dirk Bra ndts. Please send all materials to the the editor as follows: December 1 (January), February 1 (March), April 1 (May), August 1 (September), and October 1 (November); sent to SAA Bulletin, Dept. of Anthropology, UC-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3210. For further information, please call (805) 893-8604, (805) 893-8152, fax(805)893-8707, or email Contributors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts via email or by dis k using any word processing software. Advertising and placement ads should be sent to SAA headquarters, 900 Second St. NE #12, Washington, D.C. 20002, (202) 789-8200. Associate Editor for the Insights column is Kevin Pape, (513) 287-7700, and for the Working Together column, Kurt Dongoske, (602) 734-2441. Inquiries about these columns and submissions should be addressed directly to them. The SAA Bulletin is provided free to members and institutional subscribers to American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity worldwide. SAA Bulletin can be found in gopher at, and on WWW at Items publi shed reflect the views of the authors and publication does not imply SAA endorsement.