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Editor's Corner

Traditionally, this issue's cover boldly announces the Annual Meeting. Up until the last minute, it did so. However, the potential congressional threat to archaeology and historic preservation was deemed more important, and thus you see the action alert with the cover art originally intended for the meeting. We have used a 19th century drawing of a mill explosion in then downtown Minneapolis, (courtesy of Phyllis Messenger and Ken Liss, Local Arrangement chairs). Like any good text, this image can be read at several levels: originally it was intended to emphasize an explosive, exciting meeting using an image from the past; with the new headline, the scene of destruction is an apt metaphor for the preservation landscape should Congress succeed in limiting the scope of planned and existing regulations that protect cultural resources.

This issue inaugurates our new CRM column, "Insights: The Many Faces of CRM," edited by Kevin Pape. Kevin outlines some recent trends in CRM, raising issues that are important for all archaeologists, not simply those working in the business world.

Finally, I take great pleasure in introducing a new Associate Editor - Kurt Dongoske - who will take over our "Working Together" column. Kurt had the audacity to suggest that we needed a broader spectrum of opinion in this column (see his letter to the editor), and consequently, I asked him to assume the editorial chores for the column. Kurt received his B.A. from Minnesota and his M.A. from Arizona, and brings considerable experience to this position. He has been a professional archaeologist for 17 years, working mostly in the American southwest. For the past five years, he has been Tribal Archaeologist for the Hopi, and before that, he worked for the Navajo Nation. Suggestions and contributions to the column can be sent to Kurt at P.O. Box 123, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039, (602)734-2441.


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