Message #255:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Web Site for XYZ Archaeology Association
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 96 08:50:00 MST
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[ SWA received this real message.  The originator's names were removed and 
other names substituted by SWA.  Since Frank Hamilton Cushing has been dead 
for quite a number of years, we used his name to give the message 
Southwestern flavor.  Cushing's e-mail address is ficticious -- SASIG Ed. ]

>>Brian: " Dr. X " asked me to follow up on your offer to help the " XYZ 
Archaeology Association "  set up a home page.  I need all the help I can 
get!  I have access to the Vax and Unix systems at the " University of ABC " 
and I can establish the page there, but I have no idea how to go about it. 
 Your offer sounds like the easiest way for us to go, but I don't want to 
burden you with the task of maintaining the page.  We would want to include 
only a few basic items at first (list of officers with addresses and phone 
numbers; membership application procedures; schedules of meetings and 
acytivities; etc.) but eventually we would hope to include our quarterly 
newsletter, and perhaps some system to report on current research problems 
and efforts. I would appreciate any advice/thoughts/help you can offer.

Thanks,  Frank Hamilton Cushing  (ersatzuni@zuniheaven.tribe)


Dear Ersatzuni  --  There are a number of things you can do.  If you plan to 
establish the page at the UCCS, you should contact the systems 
administrators at that location and find out what their basic rules are. 
 Like most places, whether at an university or an commercial Internet 
Service Provider (ISP), you will be provided an account and space on the 
server to upload and store data via a password.  You can do the data upload 
from any computer (e.g., from work or home) as long as you have appropriate 
software and a way to connect to the university or ISP via modem.  So your 
first job is to talk with someone and establish an account.  You might be 
able to get a free account and server space at the university from a 
server's administrator (usually no big deal); since they are in business to 
make a profit, commercial ISPs usually charge a monthly fee.

At home, I have a local ISP, GetNet, which provides me access to e-mail and 
the Internet; I pay about $15/mo for the account, and for that fee I also 
get 5mb of memory on the ISP's server to use for a web page --that is more 
than enough memory to create a lot of web pages and store data.

The Southwestern Archaeology (SWA) page  
runs on the seamonkey server managed by the Department of Education at ASU. 
 At present, the SWA pages and all of our primary data comprise approx 20 mb 
of memory on the server (we have a lot of pages and data).

If you create a homepage for CCPA, we will link it to the SWA page when we 
learn that it is available.  If you want to create an organizational web 
page for CCPA and run it on SWA (the seamonkey server), we would be glad to 
do that too.  It is no problem for you to manage the page and make changes 
to it, send the page to us and we post it.  We do this everyday.

So how do you build a page??

Here are a variety of approaches:

Word Process the text you think you want to have on your organization's web 
page.  Send us the diskette.  We will put it in html and post your page to 
the SWA server and announce the page to our list and to the world.  We then 
will work with you to learn html so that you can modify and maintain your 
page.  We have info about " html" on our server at:

If you have access to the Internet and the Netscape browser, get on line and 
find a webpage you wish to emulate.  It should be a page without many 
graphics, well-organized, and one that loads quickly.  Using the menu bar at 
the top of Netscape, click on "View" and "Document Source."  A screen will 
appear showing the text of the page and the HTML code which allows the page 
to run on the Internet.  This is what a document looks like as you prepare 
it in html for posting to the Internet.

Go back to the page you wish to emulate. You can save the web page by 
clicking on "File" and "Save As...", then save the page to your hard drive 
as C:\ temp\filename.html . Go off line.  In your Word Processor, open the 
file you saved (you may need to change the htm file extension to  txt file 
extension to open the file).  Leave the html tags alone.  You now can erase 
the other persons words and type in your own words.  Save the file with a 
new name and use the .htm or .html file extension.  ( lets say you name it " 
myfile.html " )

Now, either off line or on line, open your Netscape browser.  Using the menu 
bar at the top of Netscape, click on  "File" and "Open" and select 
 C:\temp\myfile.html . You should be able to see your new creation on the 
Netscape web browser.  It is not posted on the Internet, the browser is 
simply viewing the page youve created on your hard drive.  You can 
electronically post your file to your Internet server following the 
directions provided by your server's administrator.


Automated HTML Editors --

If you use Netscape 3.0 Gold browser, it has a built in HTML editor.

If you use Word Perfect 6.0/6.1 and have installed WP's Envoy software, you 
can type your documents in the word processor and automatically save them as 
HTML documents.

There are a number of automatic HTML editors that you can purchase or find 
as shareware.  You install these on you pc and then follow ttheir directions 
for web page consruction.

If you are using a MAC, go to the bottom of the SWA page and click on the 
icon BBEDIT   It will give you information about the BBEDIT HTML editor 
software for MAC.

If you have Internet access, go to   .  Join 
up as a member (it's free).  They have tools which allow you to 
automatically build a web page and put it on their server free of charge 
(for an example of an archaeology page created by a Tripod member see:

Dos Rios' webpage html looks like this:


Dos Rios Consultants, Inc., is a small business providing consulting services in the social and natural sciences to private and public agencies throughout the greater Southwest. The principal owners of DRC are Dr. Michelle Behr and Dr. Neal Ackerly. Dr. Behr's specialities include geographic analyses and population studies. She is particularly involved in studies of social and population factors affecting rural Southwestern communities. Dr. Ackerly's background is in anthropology and archaeology, with a speciality in Southwestern archaeology. As well, he has been actively involved in studies of water rights and irrigation systems in arid environments.

Company Strengths:

  • Archaeological Investigations Including Survey, Excavation, Analysis and Report Preparation
  • Water Rights Studies and Studies of Irrigation Systems
  • Social Impact Analyses, Especially in Rural Communities
  • Historical Studies in Support of Land Claims
  • Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
  • High Tech Solutions to Problem-Solving

Range of Operations

DRC and its associates provide archaeological expertise throughout New Mexico and Arizona and its principals are permitted to work on a variety of Federal and State lands. DRC is also involved in water rights studies for private agencies and provides expert witness testimony as needed for litigation. DRC associates also provide historical expertise ranging from the Spanish Colonial period through recent times to support land and water rights claims throughout New Mexico. DRC associates also have expertise in hydrological studies, including both surface and groundwater, and overseas experience in water development projects. Finally, DRC associates provide expertise in the development of computer-based geographic information systems using global positioning technology and remotely-sensed data.

Track Record

DRC has recently completed studies for the Department of Defense, the Bureau of Reclamation, the State of New Mexico, and various municipalities. DRC associates are currently involved in projects to establish water rights claims for Hispanic farmers in northern New Mexico and land claims for Native Americans. DRC is also preparing a computer-based land use map that will be used to develop a comprehensive long-range management plan for some pueblo grant lands. DRC has prepared studies of long-term fluctuations in populations, especially rural populations in southern New Mexico, to prepare for changes that are likely to occur in the twenty-first century. DRC is also involved with the Navajo Nation in documenting events surrounding their removal to Ft. Sumner (Bosque Redondo) in the 1860s. In cooperation with other agencies, DRC developed a detailed oral history program that has resulted in a popular report, Homes on the Range, describing ranch life in southern New Mexico during the early and middle twentieth century. Finally, DRC is preparing a variety of documents for the State of New Mexico focusing on the managment of New Mexico's cultural resources including acequias and mines.

Yes, you might think that this is our office.

(Courtesy of New Mexico State University, Rio Grande Historical Collections)

But Actually

Dos Rios Consultants, Inc. can be contacted in one of the following ways:
by mail at P.O. Box 1247, Silver City, NM, 88062 USA

by Voice/FAX at (505) 388-8980

This web page is provided to Tripod members free of charge.
The contents of this page are the responsibility of its creator, not Tripod, Inc.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- Hope I have not confused you!! Regards Brian Kenny (