Message #1: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: About the Southwestern Archaeology SIG Date: Sun, 04 Jan 1998 12:50:04 -0700 Encoding: 39 TEXT Southwestern Archaeology Special Interest Group Welcome ! You are viewing the Southwestern Archaeology Special Interest Group (SASIG), an AzTeC SIG. Please note that the archaeology current events messages of this SIG are sometimes deleted to free up memory on the AzTeC server. Fortunately, all SASIG messages are archived on the World Wide Web at http://www.swanet.org/sasig.html. The homepage of Southwestern Archaeology (SWA) Internet site resides at http://www.swanet.org/. SWA and the SASIG provide an open forum for the dissemination of anthropological, archaeological and historical knowledge related to the American Southwest. Here are the goals of SWA and the SASIG: o Encourage electronic communication and the timely exchange of information among professional and avocational Southwestern archaeologists and the public o Provide a free forum for the publication of organizational newsletters, appropriate research data, symposia proceedings, current events activities, and cultural resource management (CRM) administrivia o Allow greater public access to Southwestern anthropological, archaeological and historical information in order to: broaden intellectual development and scientific reasoning; encourage social interaction; foster cultural understanding; and, promote appropriate hands-on activities with high entertainment and educational value o Promote anthropological thinking and the use of archaeological and historical methodologies to critically examine current environmental, social and cultural issues and encourage their just and appropriate resolution o Foil archaeological vandalism and illegal antiquities trading by cooperative law enforcement action, and through direct legislative, judicial and historic preservation activism Disclaimers: SWA and the SASIG are copyrighted by Brian Kenny and Matthias Giessler. These service-oriented Internet sites are non-commercial and not-for-profit. Active public participation is valued and encouraged. The SWA web site, situated on a commercial computer server, contains a current events page http://www.swanet.org/sasig.html. Current SASIG messages are mirrored on the AzTeC freenet server housed at Arizona State University. SWA, the SASIG, and all other contents of the site are experimental services. The data contained within their pages serves only as a convenient public service information source and guide for anthropological activities in the American Southwest. The creators of SWA site have made every effort to include information as accurately as possible. They shall not be liable for any accident, injury, irregularity, loss or damage caused by or arising as a result of information contained within the pages of SWA or the SASIG. Old SASIG messages (1995-1997) are archived at http://www.swanet.org/sasig.html.