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NEWS AND NOTES

The Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation announces two pilot programs of grants to support archaeological field research in (1) early civilizations in the Mediterranean world and (2) Andean South America. Those areas and periods of the Mediterranean world qualifying include the Bronze Age and earlier of Egypt, Anatolia, the Levant, Near East, Greece, Crete, Cyprus, and the Aegean. Funds are available to a maximum of $5000 to support research designed to establish the significance of proposed projects and the feasibility of carrying them to completion, or to fund ancillary portions of ongoing projects important to an understanding of the project as a whole. Application must be made by the sponsoring institution through the principal investigator. Individuals are not eligible and dissertation research does not qualify. Application may be made throughout the year, with deadlines of April 15 and October 15. For guidelines and application materials, contact the Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation, 551 W. Cordova Rd., Suite 426, Santa Fe, NM 87501, fax: (505) 983-5120, email: BrenFdn@compuserve.com.

The Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI) announces the annual grant competition for 1999. Grants are intended to provide assistance for scholarly investigations of Precolumbian cultures of Mesoamerica (limited to present Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador). Applicants may be working in such fields as anthropology, archaeology, art history, epigraphy, ethnohistory, history, linguistics, or multidisciplinary studies involving any suitable combination of these. To receive a copy of the current brochure outlining policies, grant categories, requisite qualifications, and application forms, contact the Granting Committee, FAMSI, 268 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL, 34429-5498, fax: (352) 795-1970, email: famsi@famsi.org, Web: www.famsi.org. The brochure can be downloaded from the web. Applications must be received by September 30, 1999; applications received after this date will not be considered

The Journal of Caribbean Archaeology (JCA) is seeking papers for its inaugural issue. JCA is intended to provide a refereed publication outlet for archaeological research in the Caribbean and surrounding area. Currently there is no journal devoted specifically to Caribbean archaeology, and it is this void that JCA seeks to fill. JCA will consider for publication both reports and papers dealing with any aspect of archaeology in the Caribbean. Papers and reports submitted to JCA will be subject to review by members of the editorial board. Outside reviewers also will be utilized in most cases, while the coeditors will provide additional editorial comment. We would like JCA to be widely disseminated to encourage scholarship and communication among the scattered practitioners of archaeology in the Caribbean. To accomplish this, JCA will be available free of charge to anyone with Internet access. It will be published electronically to reduce production and distribution costs and is available at the Web site: www.flmnh.ufl.edu/jca/.

An archaeological geophysics short course, Ground-Penetrating Radar Techniques for Discovering and Mapping Buried Archaeological Sites, will be sponsored by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the University of Denver on October 8­10, 1999. The course will be taught by Lawrence B. Conyers from the Anthropology Department at the University of Denver. Each class will be limited to 15 people and the tuition for the three-day course is $85. This "hands-on" course will present ground-penetrating radar theory and data acquisition, processing, and interpretation. It is suitable for field archaeologists, cultural resource managers, and anyone with a desire to understand this powerful tool for mapping buried archaeological sites. For more information, call (303) 871-2684 or visit the Web site at www.du.edu/anthro/GPRCLASS2.html.

The University of Iowa American Indian and Native Studies Program, the Office of the State Archaeologist of Iowa, and Cultural Heritage Consultants, are cooperating in the development of an archaeological field school specifically designed to address American Indian concerns about archaeology. The project is advised by the Iowa Indian Advisory Board and a field school board comprised of American Indians from around the country who have been actively involved in cultural heritage issues. The field school will take place on a Great Oasis site, Broken Kettle West (13PM25) near Sioux City, Iowa. Traditional field methods will be taught, but there also will be intensive instruction in Indian concerns as well as visitations to nearby reservations, archaeological sites, and research programs. More information may be obtained by visiting the extensive field school Web site: www.uiowa.edu/~ainsp/fschool or may contact Larry Zimmerman, tel: (319) 335-0006.

The H. John Heinz III Fund of the Heinz Family Foundation announces its grant program for archaeological fieldwork in Latin America for the year 2000. This program will fund four to six scholars to conduct archaeological research in Latin America. Applications for dissertation research will not be considered. The maximum amount of the awards will be $8,000 each. The deadline for submission is November 15, 1999, and notification of the awards will be made by late March or early April 2000. Request guidelines or information from James B. Richardson III, Section of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, (412) 665-2601, fax (412) 665-2751, email jbr3+@pitt.edu

The following archeological properties were listed in the National Register of Historic Places during the first quarter of 1999. For a full list of National Register listings every week, check "The Weekly List" at www.cr.nps.gov/nr/whtnew.htm.

The Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI) is pleased to announce it has funded the following SAA members for research in its 1998 grants competition:

Belize

Thomas Guderjan
Shirley Mock
Thomas Shelby

Guatemala

Frederick Bove
Lawrence Feldman
Stephen Houston

Honduras

Kam Manahan
Robert J. Sharer

Mesoamerica

Kenneth Hirth
Hector Neff

Mexico

Jennifer Browder
Karl Lorenzen
Emily McClung de Tapia
Marilyn Masson
Jennifer Mathews
Janet Montoya
Elsa Redmond
Paula Turkon
Lorraine Williams-Beck

Additional information concerning these projects is available on the FAMSI Web site: www.famsi.org.

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