CALIFORNIA Hidden in the padres' scrawl are the names of some of the last full-blooded Gabrielino Indians. Anthropologists have grouped them under the labels Gabrielino and Fernandeno. Now, some members are busy trying to reconstruct a culture that vanished with the vaqueros and ranchlands of last century.

NEVADA If you venture into the great Nevada outback, in time you will stumble upon fine examples of ancient graffiti chipped out of the rocks by the mysterious Anasazi people. The P.C. gang hates the new book by Arizona State University physical anthropologist Christy Turner: "Man Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest." It's sad, actually, that hard evidence now tends to redefine the peace-loving, spiritual Anasazi as homicidal cannibals.

ARIZONA Redman, a professor of anthropology who is heading a long-term study of the biological health of Phoenix and central Arizona cites several grounds for optimism: the remarkable adaptability of various life forms, human ingenuity and ample evidence that people can and do regulate themselves.,1249,100011151,00.html? The Navajo reservation is a vast and remote place. The best way to send a message is by pickup truck.

NEW MEXICO The Zia name and symbol are affixed to companies offering pest control, plumbing, window cleaning and security services. The people of tiny Zia Pueblo in north central New Mexico, all 850 of them, are deeply offended.

COLORADO Bruce Babbitt's call in May for increased protection of the dome's massive cache of ancient Indian artifacts and ruins has locals nervous about losing unlimited access to the desert mesas and canyons.

CYBERIA Can Canadian science be replaced by much better funded, big science from outside the country? This is every Canadian scientist's worst nightmare. "But we have to develop and exploit our own expertise, especially when it involves important matters of heritage preservation." The world's coldest climate is the source of collectables. Rusty cans of pemmican from early polar expeditions along with the debris of many expeditions to the North and South Poles are worth their weight in gold in international salerooms. UND anthropology professor Dr. John A. Williams is teaching about human bodies, bones and clandestine grave sites. Innovative camera technology for anthropologists.