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Society for American Archaeology
62nd Annual Business Meeting


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Our New Executive Board Members

President--
Vin Steponaitis
Jeff Altschul--
Treasurer Elect
Deborah Pearsall--
Executive Board Member
Bonnie Whatley Styles--
Executive Board Member

Minutes of the Meeting

President William Lipe called the Society for American Archaeology's 62nd Annual Business Meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. on April 4, 1997. The Secretary established that a quorum was present. The president sought approval of the minutes of the 61st Annual Business Meeting (1996) in New Orleans, Louisiana, that were published in SAA Bulletin 14(3): 6. It was so moved, seconded, and these minutes were approved.

President Lipe then delivered his report, commenting on the growth and vitality of the society and the success and size of the annual meeting. He briefly reported on our government affairs activities, the proposed Register of Professional Archaeologists, positive developments in Native American relations, and the return of SAA journals to timely publication.

Treasurer Robert Bettinger's report included a discussion of the unexpected large budget deficit for the 1995-1996 fiscal year and the steps being taken to rebuild SAA's financial reserves. He noted that a small surplus is anticipated this year and a large surplus (to be directed to the reserves) for the 1997-1998 fiscal year.

Secretary Keith Kintigh delivered a report announcing the results of the election. Elected were: as Treasurer-elect, Jeffrey Altschul; as at-large Executive Board members, Deborah Pearsall and Bonnie Styles; and as members of the 1998 Nominating Committee, Peter Pilles, Jr., and H. Edwin Jackson.

Executive Director Tobi Brimsek provided further discussion of the strong steps being carried out by the professional staff to improve the financial situation of the society without diminishing member benefits or the quality of member services. She briefly commented on executive office reorganization and recognized the accomplishments of her excellent staff.

SAA Bulletin Editor Mark Aldenderfer reviewed the status of the Bulletin and announced new features to be introduced. American Antiquity Editor Lynne Goldstein reported that the journal is on schedule and that manuscripts are being processed rapidly. She particularly thanked the reviewers for their essential service. The report of Latin American Antiquity Coeditors Gary Feinman and Linda Manzanilla was delivered by Gary Feinman who indicated that Latin American Antiquity is also on schedule and remarked on the encouraging increase in manuscript submissions to the journal. Both Goldstein and Feinman encouraged submission of manuscripts for consideration by the journals.

Following these reports, President Lipe thanked the Annual Meeting Program Committee and its chair and assistant chair David Anderson and Virginia Horak, the Local Advisory Committee chaired by Kevin Smith; and the members of the Nominating Committee chaired by Fred Limp. He reiterated Kintigh's thanks to those who agreed to stand for office. President Lipe expressed his deep appreciation for Tobi Brimsek's outstanding performance as SAA's executive director. He expressed his gratitude to outgoing Secretary Keith Kintigh, outgoing Executive Board members Catherine Cameron and Barbara Stark, and outgoing committee chairs and members for their service.

SAA awards were then presented by the president. Presidential Recognition Awards went to Keith Kintigh, Donna Seifert, Florence Lister, T. J. Ferguson, Roger Anyon, Joe Watkins, Mark Aldenderfer, and David Anderson. Book Awards were presented to Carmel Schrire and Bruce D. Smith; Awards for Excellence in Ceramic Studies to Ronald L. Bishop and James N. Hill; the Crabtree Award to the late Sidney Merrick Wheeler and to Georgia Nancy Wheeler Felts; the Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management to James J. Miller; the Outstanding Dissertation Award to Alvaro Higueres, with honorable mentions to Gary Dunham, Anne Henshaw, and David Zianah; the Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research to Vorsila L. Bohrer; the Regular Member/Professional Poster Award to Judith Habicht-Mauche, A. Russell Flegal, Stephen Glenn, and Homer Milford; the Student Poster Award to Anastasia Steffen, Rita Moots Skinner, and Ann F. Ramenofsky; the Excellence in Public Education Award to Brian Fagan; the Public Service Award to the Honorable Philip S. English, representative of Pennsylvania; and the Distinguished Service Award to Dena Dincauze.

Under new business, Richard Waldbauer of the National Park Service publicly recognized David Brose's outstanding contributions to the National Historic Landmarks program.

Ceremonial Resolutions were delivered by Chair Jon Muller who diligently prepared and offered a resolution of thanks to the retiring officers and board members, to those who have served the society on its committees and in other ways, to Executive Director Tobi Brimsek, the SAA staff, and the volunteers who worked at the annual meeting. Special thanks were offered to this year's Annual Meeting Program and Local Arrangements committees for making the meeting such a success. Muller read a list of departed colleagues who were then honored by a standing moment of silence.

The transfer of presidential authority was materialized through President Lipe's transfer of SAA's ceremonial gavel to President Steponaitis. Steponaitis briefly addressed the business meeting, reiterating the board's commitment to rebuild reserves while maintaining the high level of member services with particular attention to preserving or advancing strong SAA programs in publications, the annual meeting, government affairs, and public education. His testimony of thanks on behalf of the society to outgoing President Lipe was met with a standing ovation and sustained applause.

The 62nd Annual Business Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. by President Steponaitis.

Keith W. Kintigh

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Report of the President

Overall, the past year was a good one for SAA. Our membership continued its steady growth, ending 1996 at an all-time high of approximately 6,825. Although we always seem to set annual meeting attendance records in New Orleans, this meeting in Nashville promises to be the second-largest ever, with nearly 2,500 registrants. In my comments here, I'll just touch on a few of the many challenges and opportunities that confront the society today.

The theme of this year's meeting is "Celebrating National Commitments to Archaeology," so it seems appropriate to start with government affairs. Judy Bense and the Government Affairs Committee, and Donald Craib, our government affairs manager in Washington, have had their hands more than full, but we ended the year in a stronger position than we started, and with a better capacity to meet new challenges. Those of you who attended the excellent forum that Judy and Donald chaired this morning will understand how much we have accomplished, as well as how much is at stake, and how much there is to do. We do seem to have weathered attempts by a few members of Congress to tear down national commitments to archaeology and historic preservation. We dodged that particular bullet, with the help of a certain congressman whose contributions I'll return to later in the program. However, in a time of ever-tightening budgets, our national archaeological program risks serious damage because many in Congress simply do not understand what we do and how much public support there is for archaeology. We are indeed effective at telling our story "inside the beltway," but we remain a tiny organization in a capital city populated by giants. Don't think that just because your dues help pay Donald Craib's salary, you've done your part and it's all Donald's problem now. In the long run, the most important part of educating Congress depends on you, our members. It is outside the beltway that we can most effectively show members of Congress and their home staffs the value and public appeal of archaeology. And it is as constituents that we can most effectively let them know how draconian budget cuts and ill-considered changes in federal law and policy will affect archaeology in their home area. So I urge you to get involved. Make contact with the home offices of your representatives and senators. Invite your members of Congress or their staffs to visit major projects or public archaeological events. Inform them about how much archaeology has contributed to understanding the history of the area they represent. That is essential to building the congressional support we need.

The other side of ensuring a strong national archaeological program is supporting increased efficiency and cost effectiveness in federally mandated archaeology. We must work smarter, not only because increases in federal cultural resource programs are unlikely, but because it is the responsible thing to do. And we must work harder to ensure that what we learn from federally mandated studies is disseminated both to other archaeologists and to the general public. It is essential that we find better ways to make truly public the important results of publicly supported archaeology. Through its Task Force on Renewing the National Archaeological Program and its Public Education Committee, SAA continues to work to promote needed improvements and reforms.

Demonstrating public accountability also depends on maintaining a high level of professional ethics and responsibility. The development of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (ROPA), under the sponsorship of SAA, SHA, and AIA, is one path to achieving this goal. Using the approach developed by the Society of Professional Archeologists, ROPA will provide archaeologists with an opportunity to voluntarily declare their adherence to a detailed code of professional ethics and standards of research performance, and to state their willingness to submit to a grievance process run by peers should their professional behavior or work receive a credible challenge. The SAA board has given sponsorship of ROPA its strong endorsement, and SAA members will vote on this in the fall. The ROPA proposal will be printed in full in the May SAA Bulletin.

The opening session at these meetings dealt with relationships between archaeologists and Native Americans, as did three featured symposia at the New Orleans meeting. Last year's symposium papers have now been published by Altamira Press in cooperation with SAA, and the book is entitled Native Americans and Archaeologists: Stepping Stones to Common Ground. All royalties will go to the Native American Scholarship Fund. I congratulate the editors and contributing authors of this book for their remarkable achievement. No issue in American archaeology is both more potentially volatile and more important than the relationship between Native Americans and archaeologists. This book and the sessions held this year and last represent significant advances in the search for that common ground.

In my report last year, you heard of certain problems with American Antiquity and board action to remedy them. I am glad to report that American Antiquity is on track and on schedule under new editor Lynne Goldstein's capable direction. Latin American Antiquity is also on schedule, and I commend Gary Feinman and Linda Manzanilla for their fine work, as I do Mark Aldenderfer, editor of SAA Bulletin. The board is committed to ensuring both timeliness and excellence in our publications, which remain the most important way in which we serve our members and fulfill our mission.

In the reports that follow, you will hear of a significant reverse in SAA's financial fortunes through a thoroughly unexpected and quite large operating deficit for fiscal year 1996. SAA has grown rapidly in recent years, increasing its involvement with the larger society by building public education and government affairs programs, while at the same time establishing its own office and adding new benefits for members. Archaeologists have responded by joining SAA--our membership has increased more than 50 percent in the last six years. Although our revenues have increased, our expenses have climbed even more rapidly. Executive Director Tobi Brimsek and the board have responded by instituting a new budgeting process, placing stiff controls on expenditures, and reducing the Washington office staff. The board and staff are committed to turning the financial ship around through strict cost control, while seeking new sources of funds outside the dues structure, in order to consistently generate operating surpluses in future years.

I would like to welcome the newly elected members of the board and to thank the candidates who were not elected. As the society has grown and has taken on more activities, holding an office has come to require ever greater commitments of time and energy. Without the willingness of members to stand for election, these vital posts could not be filled. I also thank the Nominating Committee, which gave us such a superb set of candidates. In addition, I want to thank Program Committee Chair David Anderson, vice-chair Virginia Horak, all the members of the Program Committee, and Local Advisory Committee Chair Kevin Smith for giving us such a successful annual meeting.

The board members who will be "returning to private life" after this meeting are Secretary Keith Kintigh and board members Cathy Cameron and Barbara Stark. All three have contributed greatly to the success of this very hard-working, enthusiastic, and compatible board. I also wish to thank the many individuals who are concluding their service as chairs or members of SAA committees and task forces this year, as well as those who continue to serve. You are the heart and soul of SAA, and the thousands of hours you contribute every year are what enable SAA to do so much to serve the field of archaeology and the needs of our members.

I also want to recognize the exceptional and significant contributions of Executive Director Tobi Brimsek in her first year with the SAA. She has met every challenge and seized every opportunity, and we are truly fortunate to have the benefit of her intelligence, energy, and professional experience. Tobi's skills have been multiplied by an extremely capable and dedicated staff in Washington. Together, they ensure that SAA will continue to have an extremely efficient and high-achieving executive office in the coming years.

In conclusion, it has indeed been a pleasure and privilege to serve SAA as president and to work with such a capable and dedicated staff and board, as well as with the many other members who give so much to the society and make it what it is. This experience has truly been the high point of my professional life, and I shall treasure the memories always. However, it is entirely without reluctance that I will surrender the gavel to my very capable successor, Vin Steponaitis.

Bill Lipe

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Report of the Treasurer

I am pleased to report that the Society for American Archaeology is financially sound. I cannot, unfortunately, report that our financial situation is rosy. As reported in the SAA Bulletin 14(5), we ended fiscal year 1996 with a budget deficit of $85,229.79, even though we had at the 61st Annual Business Meeting (April 6, 1996) projected a budget surplus of $8,487. This follows a budget deficit of $7,949 in fiscal year 1995. This is obviously of great concern. The 1996 deficit was offset from our reserves, which as a result now totals only around $80,000. This amount is well below the level (currently about $240,000) to be maintained in our reserves as set forth in Executive Board policy. The board, its treasurer, and executive director have taken important measures to correct this situation. Executive Director Brimsek has fundamentally restructured our budget process in a way that more clearly delineates the flow of money and allows for more informed decisions in the budget-making process. Further, the executive director and the board have taken strong measures to curb spending without compromising the essential member benefits and services. In particular, we adopted a policy requiring that all proposals sent to the Executive Board contain an explicit statement of financial impact. We are planning additional measures whose effects will begin to be felt only two or three years from now. For the moment, and for the foreseeable future, our chief fiscal goal is to replenish our reserves, to bring them to the levels mandated by board policy. We will not be able to do this immediately. At the moment, we are projecting that we will essentially break even for 1997 fiscal year. This was done by substantially revising the 1997 budget, reducing it by approximately $80,000, which was partly accomplished by downsizing the Washington office staff. Moreover, the board has before it a budget for fiscal year 1998 that projects a surplus of about $70,000, all of which is targeted for return to our reserves. The members of the society should be assured that its board and executive director have labored long and hard to cut the budget and to put the society on more sound financial grounds. The society may rest assured, too, that this treasurer, who is known far and wide as the stingiest archaeologist who ever lived, will do everything in his power to see that the bottom line of our end-of-the-year financial statements are printed in black not red.

Robert L. Bettinger

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Report of the Secretary

As secretary, I have accomplished the normal secretarial duties specified in the bylaws. For this meeting, I restrict my comments to a report on the 1997 election. Having been duly nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected through a ballot mailed to all voting members of the society, the individuals taking office at this meeting are: as treasurer-elect, Jeffrey Altschul; as at-large Executive Board members, Deborah Pearsall and Bonnie Styles; and as elected members of the 1998 Nominating Committee: Peter Pilles, Jr., and H. Edwin Jackson. At this time, I ask that these five individuals stand to be recognized.

On behalf of the society, I want to thank the other individuals who agreed to stand for election: Daniel Roberts, John Clark, Robert Kelly, Susan Terry Childs, and Richard Lesure. For assembling such a fine slate of candidates, we commend the Nominating Committee chaired by Fred Limp with members Michael Blake, Robert Elston, Ruthann Knudson, and Katherine Spielmann.

In the 1997 election, a total of 6,603 ballots were mailed and 1,446 valid ballots were received by the deadline, representing a 22% return. It is a traditional secretarial courtesy not to state publicly the vote totals, but such information is a matter of record open to any member. I thank Tobi Brimsek and the executive office staff for efficiently conducting the elections on behalf of the secretary.

Keith Kintigh

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Report of the Executive Director

Good evening. I'll celebrate my first anniversary with SAA in a few weeks and what a year this has been!

I'd like to reflect on the challenges and opportunities and how the society and its staff have risen to meet them. It hasn't been an easy year for any of us, but the result, I believe, is a stronger society firmly focused on the future.

One year ago the society had a substantial deficit. We're not there yet, but we're on the road to recovery. We had to make some very difficult decisions and downsize the staff. The director, finance and administration, position was eliminated. All of the society's staff stepped up to the challenges and pulled together from the start. They welcomed becoming fully responsible and accountable for their programs and budgets and quickly learned how each element of the society's budget--including revenues--affects the society's overall well-being. Austerity and budget justifications have become watchwords for us all. We look for cost savings and new sources of revenue under every leaf. For example, we're fortunate to now have pro bono legal services from attorneys with strong interests in archaeology from the preeminent Washington law firm of Covington and Burling.

I am pleased to report that your society's staff enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to become full partners in the budgeting process. Staff took on this added responsibility without skipping a beat on their other duties. I'd like to share some of our other accomplishments during the past year.

The society is most visible to its members through its programs. We were pleased to be able to provide grants to two archaeology education coordinators in two states this year. Our public education manager, Dorothy Krass, has been involved in a number of initiatives and is in constant pursuit of improved resources for educating the public about archaeology. Donald Craib, our government affairs manager, continues to maintain and increase his contacts with members of Congress and their staffs. Our grassroots network, so important to the success of our program, continues to evolve into an effective lobbying tool.

The financial area has undergone a complete restructuring. Our manager of accounting, Leon Bathini, has taken on more than ever, and has adapted to a myriad of changes in financial reporting and analysis.

As a staff we are constantly reaching forward. Jim Young, our manager, information services, is continuously improving our computer processing. SAAweb is vigorous and informative and has tripled the amount of usage from this time last year. Jim has brought training and knowledge to all staff with regard to HTML coding--a handy skill we can all put to use as we bring our programs to the web.

Our publications area is busier than ever. Janet Walker, our manager, publications, has worked closely with the editors to keep our publications on track and on time. She has sought new and more effective terms with our printers to ensure that we are maximizing our production dollars.

Our growing membership and subscribership provides a steady stream of work for our administrative coordinators, Scott Brotemarkle and Rick Peterson. They are always busy processing, generating, and researching information that feeds into all of our programs.

We experienced another transition recently. Carol Hawk, our manager, membership and marketing, went off to pursue a meeting planning career. We wish her well. Coming on board on April 14 is Larry Hoffer, an experienced association manager. Change is certainly in the air.

What is constant is this--our commitment to you. The staff work hard to ensure that each SAA member is kept informed about what is happening in the society, that each member is guaranteed the most accurate information when they call the executive office and that the administrative responsibilities, leadership roles, and programs that we are responsible for are representative of what you, our members, seek from SAA. I am proud to be SAA's executive director. I value and respect this society and its goals and initiatives. I value and respect the commitment and energy of each member of our staff team. I encourage you to meet all of the staff if you haven't done so already. We are all in Nashville. I hope that this meeting is an enjoyable experience for you. We enjoyed our role in making it happen.

As Nashville winds to a close, we can only look forward to Seattle--the call for submissions is being mailed the week we get back from Nashville. You actually can pick one up here at the SAA booth in the exhibit hall. The past truly is prologue. We'll see you again in Seattle! Thank you.

Tobi Brimsek

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Report of the Editor SAA Bulletin

I usually begin my reports to the membership at the Annual Business Meeting with a review of the promises made at the last business meeting followed by a discussion of how I've met them over the course of the year. I'm pleased to say that I've forgotten, at least for the moment, those promises and, therefore, won't have to be held accountable for them at this public forum. This has been a busy year for the SAA Bulletin, and I'd like to briefly review our accomplishments and give you a sense of the plans we have for the future.

We began publishing obituaries toward the end of 1996 and will be publishing one for Frank Fenenga in the May issue. This transition from publishing obituaries in American Antiquity to the Bulletin has long been overdue, and while I do not look forward to publishing more of them, for obvious reasons, I strongly believe the Bulletin is the best venue for them.

I'm pleased to announce that Emily McClung de Tapia of UNAM has agreed to serve as associate editor for Mexico and Central America. Now this is one promise I do remember making! Her appointment will help SAA to develop stronger relationships with Latin American scholars, and I look forward to working with her. Look for her first materials in the May issue.

I have assigned permanent space to the Committee for the Americas as yet another effort to broaden our contact with our Latin American colleagues. Their efforts are not meant to replace those of our editors or our standing column "Exchanges--Interamerican Dialogues," but will instead complement them.

Among the new features we are pursuing for future issues is a book list, modeled on that published by Science. It will contain all books reviewed, and many of those received, by our journals over the course of the past two years. We hope to publish this list as a regular feature.

I'm also in the process of developing a new column, one devoted specifically to the concerns of those archaeologists working in academic settings. Topics I would like to explore is the "gypsy scholar" problem in our field, the implications of ever-increasing teaching demands placed upon many of us, how archaeologists are dealing with the academic tensions generated by post-modern studies within many departments of anthropology, the role archaeology has within the university setting as a forum for teaching critical thinking, and more. I think this will be a valuable resource since a still significant number of SAA members labor in academia. If you have ideas for columns, or would like to write one, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Finally, I want to remind you that the electronic versions of the Bulletin are still there and will be for the foreseeable future. While the most current issue will not be made available until after the subsequent issue mails, all of the issues of the Bulletin are there, archived, and ready for consultation. As always, remember that I am very much interested in your comments and feedback, and if you have questions, complaints, or even praise--especially that--don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Thank you.

Mark Aldenderfer

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Report of the Editor American Antiquity

This is my first report to the membership as editor of American Antiquity. Although I began receiving and reviewing manuscripts in September 1995, the first issue produced under my direction was the July 1996 issue (61:3). On behalf of the journal, I can say that this has been a good year: We have reviewed approximately 150 manuscripts in the last year; issues 61:3, 61:4, and 62:1 have been received by the membership, 62:2 should be arriving in your mailboxes any day, 62:3 is in production, and 62:4 is taking shape. The journal is now on time, the backlogue of manuscripts is gone, and, with very few exceptions, all manuscripts are reviewed and processed within 60-90 days. The time between acceptance of a manuscript and its publication is less than one year. As I hope the first issues produced under my direction demonstrate, we are prepared to publish a wide range of manuscripts on a variety of different and differing theoretical and topical subjects.

This turnaround has been accomplished by the hard work of many people. In particular, I would like to thank my assistant Peter Cunningham, Managing Editor Janet Walker, and Book Review Editor Carla Sinopoli. However, I must also note that none of this work would have been possible without the generous assistance of the over 300 reviewers (not counting the book review authors) who have given up some of their valuable time to review manuscripts in a careful and timely fashion. I continue to be impressed with the level of professionalism in those reviews and with the dedication of the reviewers. On behalf of American Antiquity, I would like to publicly thank each of you for your time and your timely responses. Our response rate on the cold reviews we send out is almost 90 percent. That is, almost 90 percent of the individuals we ask to review a manuscript complete and return their reviews in a timely manner, with a minimal amount of prodding from us.

Being editor of American Antiquity is a time-consuming task. If one counts all of the phone calls, email, and letters we either receive or send, the number averages over 200 items each month. We try to acknowledge or answer every piece of correspondence within a few days of receipt, but we occasionally get a bit behind; we trust members will be patient and know that any delay is very temporary.

Finally, I encourage you to submit manuscripts to American Antiquity. We are always looking for good contributions. Now that we have eliminated the backlog, your contributions will receive timely evaluation, and once accepted, relatively speedy publication.

Lynne Goldstein

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Report of the Editors Latin American Antiquity

We are now just completing our first year as editors, and this is an appropriate time to take stock and report to you, our readers. We are pleased to be able to deliver good news. With the help of the society's Executive Board, and especially Janet Walker, we have successfully met the challenge to get Latin American Antiquity on schedule again. In addition, manuscript submissions are rising, for which I would like to thank the members of the Editorial Board and Editorial Advisory Committee. We also appreciate the job that Marc Bermann has done as book review editor.

Subscriptions to the journal also are increasing. We thank you for this increase, which places the journal on a firm foundation. Nevertheless, if you are at an institution that does not take Latin American Antiquity, please encourage your librarians to subscribe.

We have greatly speeded up the turnaround time to review manuscripts. Most manuscripts submitted to Latin American Antiquity now are reviewed in 90 days, and all papers have been returned to the authors within four months. Here, we wish to acknowledge each of you who has served as a reviewer for Latin American Antiquity. The conscientious and thoughtful attention that routinely is given to manuscripts by external reviewers has been a very rewarding aspect of this position.

In June 1997 we are publishing a Spanish style guide for Latin American Antiquity, which hopefully will lead to more Spanish-language manuscript submissions and publications by making it more straightforward for scholars to publish in that language. In regard to the completion of the style guide, we would be remiss if we did not gratefully acknowledge the efforts of María Nieves Zedeño, who did the initial translation, as well as Cristóbal Gnecco, Erika Wagner, Silvia Salgado, and our editorial assistants, Susan Kepecs and Linda Nicholas, who checked and rechecked the document. Tim Kohler, the outgoing chair of the SAA Publications Committee, also was instrumental in getting this project off the ground.

We appeal to those of you who have prepared manuscripts with either significant new data or theoretically important conclusions regarding areas of Latin America to send your work to Latin American Antiquity. We also request that those of you who have not yet been asked to review manuscripts to send us a message via email (latamaq@macc.wisc.edu), letting us know that you are willing and what your specialties and interests are. Finally, we offer an invitation to those of you who have never looked at the journal to take a fresh look at our issues over the next year or so. We think that you will be interested and pleased by what you see.

Gary M. Feinman
Linda Manzanilla

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Report of the Ceremonial Resolutions Committee

The Resolutions Committee offers the following resolutions:

Be it resolved that the appreciation and congratulations on a job well done be tendered to retiring officers, William D. Lipe, president, and Keith W. Kintigh, secretary, retiring board members, Catherine Cameron and Barbara Stark, and others who have served the society on its committees and in other ways;

To the SAA staff, especially Tobi A. Brimsek, the executive director, who planned the meeting, and to all the volunteers who worked at registration and other important tasks;

To the Program Committee, chaired by David Anderson with Virginia Horak, assistant program chair, and members Jeffrey H. Altschul, Barbara Arroyo, S. Terry Childs, John E. Clark, J. W. Joseph, Laura Lee Junker, Allen McCartney, Mary Pohl, Kenneth E. Sassaman, James Savelle, Kevin E. Smith, Bonnie Whatley Styles, Joe Watkins, and Anne I. Woosley;

To the Local Advisory Committee chaired by Kevin E. Smith.

And be it further resolved that thanks again be given to those who inform us of the deaths of colleagues, and finally,a resolution of sympathy to the families and friends of Sir Grahame Clark, Mary R. Haas, Jane Hinson, Mary Hodge, Wilma Kaemlein, Madeline Kneberg Lewis, Mary Leakey, Jerry Miller, Alfonso Ortiz, Stuart Piggot, David Rindos, William Hulse Sears, Elman R. Service, and Waldo Wedel.

The members rose for a moment of silence in honor of our departed colleagues.

Jon Muller

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