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
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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  The homepage of Southwestern Archaeology (SWA) 
Internet site resides at

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


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  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