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Note from Martin_Linda_B/ : Folks can still register for the Pecos Conference at the "pre-registration rate" through August 1st - An incentive to sign up! Thanks! Linda Martin.

Note from John Welch : The last Pecos Conference update did not include a reference to the "TRIBAL HERITAGE PROGRAMS" panel discussion session scheduled for the final slot, under the big top, on friday afternoon. I agreed to organize an informal panel presentation (e.g., ask for participants representing any and all tribal programs dealing with archaeology, museum issues, historic preservation, cultural perpetuation, etc). As currently conceptualized, each program representative will be asked to provide a summary review of their program's organization and scope and to highlight a couple of critical issues being engaged. These program reviews will be followed by discussion from the panel and by questions from the floor. I remain very interested in hearing from tribal program representatives interested in participating in the panel. Thanks! John R. Welch, PhD, Archaeologist & Historic Preservation Officer, BIA, Fort Apache Agency & White Mountain Apache Tribe, POB 584, Fort Apache, Arizona 85926; 520.338.5430, fax 520.338.5488, cellular 602.521.1521;

ARIZONA Filibuster Station stood 44 miles east of Yuma. That would put its location just west of Tacna. The term once referred to adventurers who tried to seize or steal territory from neighboring countries such as Mexico. Filibuster Station got its name from such a group who camped on the location for a time in 1857. They were led by a former California legislator, Henry Crabb. Crabb really intended to seize Sonora for himself and his followers.

KANSAS The Liberty Bell 7, hauled to the surface from its 38-year resting place, will travel to Kansas where it will be restored for public display. Daniel Fox finished his bachelor's degree in anthropology and is teaching a course in cultural anthropology at Kansas State University. Buying and selling artifacts is a relatively new occupation for him. Fox said he isn't trying to fool anyone about this sideline -- selling other collections. Kansas is an untapped area as far as buying and selling artifacts go. While some may profit, others feel that it is a shame such commerce has sprung up. So where do the arrowheads go? There's a big market in Germany, Italy and Japan. They're fascinated by the Wild West. Once an arrowhead goes over there, that information is gone for good.

CYBERIA The intermodal revolution happened so fast that little has been written about it. A five-year oral history project is underway to preserve knowledge that was often shared only in the nearest bar. It is less than a century old. What did people use before that? Americans saw no reason to pay for blank paper when their bathrooms were stocked with catalogs. It wasn't until 1902 that the concept of toilet paper finally caught on. Today, running out of TP is one of the biggest fears in American households, according to surveys. The average family stores eight rolls to avoid such a mishap. Adriana Davies, executive director of the Alberta Museums Association, said the cultural industry is starved for cash. Science doesn't know a great deal about Dryopithecus. Last week a team of Canadian and Hungarian researchers unearthed Gabi's fossilized cranium near Rudabanya, a mining centre in Hungary's northeast. The first Dryopithecus fossil was discovered in the French Pyrenees in 1856. A rural women's lobby group wants answers from the Australian Anthropological Society regarding recent allegations of dishonest and illegal activities by anthropoligists relating to Aboriginal land claims.