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

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.