Monday November 15, 1999


From: Sean Campbell I am a sixteen year old archaeologist in Birmingham, Alabama. I have been participating in archaeology since I was four years old, and am now working with several universities and professional organizations. Myself and my two partners in archaeology are looking to expand our horizons and gain more connections throughout the country and world, as most of our work has been done in the southeast. We are sending this email to all societies to ask for any help that can be given. We are looking for excavations and any other archaeological programs to become envolved in, and also, we are looking to meet archaeologists throughout the country. Please resond if you are at all willing to help us out. Thank you very much, and we look forward to your response. Sean Campbell Chris Mickwee Rainey Davis

MEXICO/TEXAS The 307-mile unused stretch of rails, was laid in the early 1900s from San Angelo to Presidio. Historians say Stilwell dreamed of connecting Kansas City to the port city of Topolobambo on the west coast of Mexico. Goods would be shipped to Chihuahua, then to Los Mochis on the Gulf of Cortez, and on to the Far East.


A new employment oppurtunity has been posted at jobs99.html Kit came face to face with archaeology in her back yard. She decided to do a formal excavation. That was 1980. The UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology sponsored the project. The yield was astounding: five Native American Indian villages dating to A.D. 1300 and 1600. And under that, the crew uncovered yet another gem: a hunter-gatherer campsite from circa 720 BC. After nearly two years of bitter debate, the design of a controversial memorial to 400 years of Spanish presence in New Mexico may be near completion -- and colonizer Juan de Oņate is still in the plans. Oņate has been hailed and reviled.

COLORADO The "LoDo Archives Project" lives on. Those close to the project see it as a repository for an important piece of Colorado history. Project coordinator Barbara Gibson, whose avocation is Denver's urban history, is seeking a grant from the Colorado Historical Society's State Historical Fund to finance the project's first phase. The project's second phase will gather historical data, photos, artifacts and related materials into a central repository open to researchers, scholars and the general public. Trinidad History

ARIZONA "Jesuits and Franciscans: The Architectural Histories of Guevavi and Tumacacori." James Ivey discusses his ongoing research at and reviews the broader questions of the similarities and differences between Jesuit and Franciscan construction and policies. The 7 p.m. lecture is at University Medical Center in DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Part of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Lectures. Kartchner Caverns

NEVADA The president of Lost Birds leads an archaeological search for the remains of a 1964 plane crash.

CALIFORNIA A Surprise ending is now being written by city officials, preservationists and developers, who are proceeding with a $4-million plan to restore the Fox and make it the centerpiece of Fullerton's historic downtown. Their comeback is rooted in equal parts of nostalgia and economics.

CYBERIA In the quirky area of outhouses, Americans look back longingly at their past. Anthropologists and social researchers say a combination of pre-millennium angst and a huge population of ageing and affluent baby-boomers born in the years after World War II mean that manufacturers and designers are returning to the past as never before. Ecotourism is a tough business. Historically and internationally a general consensus has arisen that ecotourism is a relatively low-margin, low-revenue-generating activity. The United States may be an exception. You could make the case that [ecotourism would succeed] in the United States, since we are dealing with an aging [Baby] Boomer population that is relatively affluent and is frequently willing to pay upscale prices for getting back to Mother Nature. Few white people can associate with the life of a slave or that of a Native American. They see a mound of dirt in a field, which'll be a hunting ground with stone tools thousands of years old, and they'll shrug. But, show them a Civil War bullet, tell them it was shot from a Union or Confederate rifle, and Wow! A 6-pound Civil War cannonball that apparently had been lodged in a gum tree for upward of 130 years took leave and fell. The cannonball narrowly missed Storer. If that cannonball had killed her, she would have been a fatality of the Civil War. Storer figured she would be famous, though dead.

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