Message #88:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Trans-Pecos Archaeological Society (T-PAS)  Now Being Established!
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 96 11:26:00 MST
Encoding: 68 TEXT

I have been authorized by T-PAS to distribute this announcement regarding 
T-PAS' formulation, purpose, and upcoming meetings:

>From the Newly Formed NMAC Working Committee of  Southeastern NM:  The 
Trans-Pecos Archaeological Society (T-PAS)

Archaeologists and regulators from the southeast part of the state have been 
meeting regularly over the past year in an effort to improve
communication and raise standards.  This effort has been coordinated by 
archaeological contractors who are concerned about the resources, their 
reputation as professionals and business people, and as well as with client 
relationships.  During our most recent meeting in Roswell, on March 19, 
representatives of governmental agencies and contract archaeological firms 
met and agreed to create a formal group.  T-PAS was officially formed to 
facilitate further discussion and action by the team of interested parties. 
 A request for official recognition as a working committee of NMAC is being 
submitted to the NMAC Executive body with a list of voting members and 
officials.  A preliminary mission statement was drafted as follows:

Preliminary Mission Statement (to be revised during subsequent meetings):

The Trans-Pecos Archaeological Society (T-PAS) has been established as a 
working committee of the New Mexico Archaeological Council (NMAC) and 
supports the goals and principles of NMAC.  T-PAS was formed as an 
organizational body by a team of representatives from the private sector and 
government with a common interest in the preservation and management of 
cultural resources.  The immediate goals of T-PAS include: the facilitation 
of  communication; the dissemination of  knowledge concerning resources; 
 the stimulation of education and the promotion of discourse; the 
establishment of standards and guidelines; the interface of industry, 
regulators, professionals, and the public at large; and the encouragement of 
participation in these efforts by the government, public, and commercial 

Provisional T-PAS Committee Officers were elected to facilitate operational 
management, and are as follows:
Chair: Deni J. Seymour, Lone Mountain Archaeological Services, Inc.
Assistant Chair: Dorothy Griffith, Archaeological Survey Consultants
Assistant Chair: Pat Flanary, Bureau of Land Management, Roswell
Assistant Chair: Kathleen C. Reid, Cultural Resource Management Consultants
Treasurer: Arita Slate, Desert West Archaeological Services
Secretary: John A. Giacobbe, Western Archaeological Services, Inc.

An official  election will be held with the whole committee once NMAC 
membership approval is obtained.

Meeting Schedules:
A business meeting of the T-PAS working committee will be held in Roswell on 
Tuesday, June 11, at 11:00 at Marios.  Members of NMAC and other interested 
archaeologists are invited to attend, observe the actions of the working 
committee, and join the organization.  The goals of this meeting are to 
specifically address standards and to plan the agenda for the June 18 
meeting.  This meeting is important for all archaeologists interested in 
having input to attend.  An open meeting of T-PAS in which industry 
representatives and all interested parties are invited to participate will 
be held in Roswell on Tuesday, June 18.  The time and place has yet to be 
set but invitations will be sent out; no invitation is required to attend! 
 Those interested in attending a meeting or finding out more about T-PAS are 
invited to contact the Chair at the addresses below:

Deni J. Seymour, PhD
Lone Mountain Archaeological Services, Inc.
2301 Yale Blvd. SE, Suite B2, Albuquerque, NM  87106
E-mail: / ph: 505-246-2606 / fax: 505-246-9773