Thursday October 14, 1999

MEXICO,1575,SAV-9910140341,00.html Franciscan priest Bernardino de Sahagun mastered the Aztec language, Nahuatl and spent the remainder of his life studying Indians. His works became the core what is known about Aztec history and early Mexican colonial history. Edward Ayers served in the Army, guarding a mine in Arizona. William Prescott's "Conquest of Mexico" so mesmerized Ayres that studying the first contact of native peoples became his passion in life.


New job opportunity posted at jobs99.html In 1871, General George Crook headed a column of cavalrymen out of Fort Apache his destination was Prescott, the territory's gold boomtown and capital. His route from Fort Apache was 220 miles west to Fort Verde along the Mogollon Rim through an Apache stronghold which few white men had ever dared to enter. General Crook did not know when he left Fort Apache on that hot August day he would, for the next twelve years, play an important role in two Apache campaigns, and the route that he took would become a famous historic trail. Kartchner Caverns State Park's grand opening is b but a month away. A 23,000 square-foot discovery center includes "world-class exhibits" as well as access to five miles of hiking trails outside the caverns.

NEW MEXICO The county will purchase a "facade easement" from the owners that will allow it to ensure the 60-year-old building's historic look is maintained. Renovation work on the building will proceed under the observation of and with the consultation of the city's historic preservation architect and the state historic preservation office.

CYBERIA Tom Fricke, a professor at the University of Michigan, is on the vanguard of a new trend in academia: an intense, anthropological study of us. Using what they call an "ethnographic" approach, these credentialed voyeurs are funded by a $2.8-million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Susan Heuck Allen argues that Frank Calvert, a not-so-well-known archaeologist, found ancient Troy, and that Heinrich Schliemann, the guy who got the credit, was a better promoter, so he got the glory. Archaeologist Kent Weeks had no idea his use of hot-air balloons to take aerial photographs would change the way visitors experience Egypt's most famous sites. Gerti Bierenbroodspot is fired by an intense desire to record the regionís wealth of antiquities.