Message #113 From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 Subject: Archaeology for Local Newspapers [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : From: Anthony L. Klesert email@example.com Here's my '98 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) paper abstract, more or less on the subject of "SW Archaeology." Klesert, Anthony L., Director, Navajo Nation Archaeology Department, PO Box 689, Window Rock, AZ 86515 (520) 871-6540, Fax (520) 871-6511 "You Too Can Write Good: Writing about Archaeology for Local Newspapers" For the past year and a half, I have been contributing periodic "op-ed" articles on archaeology to a newspaper in NW New Mexico with a diverse rural Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo readership. Armed with a few acquired tips and tricks, what seemed initially to be a daunting task turned out to be relatively easy and rewarding, and well received by (the often misinformed) lay readers. Archaeologists must actively pursue such professional promotion, and should know that it is easier than it appears. It is in your own best interest to do it.