Got fotos? Fifteen (15) Pecos Conference photographs (under the big top at the 1999 Pinedale AZ conference venue; Homolovi site tour Winslow AZ) courtesy of Mary Lee Birmingham.

From: "Whittle, Diana" The City of Tempe Cable Channel 11 will air the episode of "Restoring America," featuring the historic, Elias-Rodriguez House throughout September. The dates and times of the broadcast are: 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 1; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4; 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5; 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8; 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11; 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13; 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17; 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21; 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22; 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25; 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26; and, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. The series "Restoring America" hosted by Bob Villa is shown on the Home & Garden Network and highlights restoration projects in every state. The Elias-Rodriguez House was featured in the Arizona show on Sunday, July 18 along with three other restoration projects taking place in Arizona. The Elias-Rodriguez House made of adobe was built in 1892 on Old Eighth Street in Tempe's earliest settlement. The City of Tempe purchased the house in 1991 and is currently restoring it. Construction is on going and the completion is estimated for Spring 2000.

CALIFORNIA A community is formed by the use of space. As Mexican Americans move out of East L.A. and into the suburbs farther east, "you can actually see the change in the yard. As they become second and third generation, they take on the values of the dominant population--carefully manicured lawns.

CYBERIA Test results were supposed to be available in mid-September, but now it appears the testing won't begin until then. On Oct. 22 and 23, a handful of anthropology experts from around the nation will talk about what Kennewick Man means to modern attempts to reconstruct the peopling of the Americas. Other topics are the politics of matter, the discovery of the bones, the lawsuit and public reaction. Speakers will include Timothy McKeown with the National Park Service, Adeline Fredin with the Colville Confederated Tribes, Joseph Powell and Anne Stone from the University of New Mexico and Rebecca Tsosie with Arizona State University. A year ago today the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's chancellor elicited tears, smiles and shock from American Indian leaders by agreeing to return all ancestral bones from the university's archaeological collection. With no questions asked, Chancellor James Moeser signed a pledge to pay for the swift return of remains representing 1,600 Indians, as well as a campus memorial marking a sacred burial ground. Moeser called the agreement "groundbreaking" and predicted it would establish trust between the university and indigenous people. In the days following, repatriation leaders from 17 tribes hoped the remains would be in the ground "before the snow flies." A year later, nearly $200,000 has been spent, but not a single bone reburied. Nor has a memorial been started. And a year later, while UNL officials say they remain committed to the pledge, several tribal representatives believe the university has betrayed the trust. DeNise Campbell thought she was the only member of West Bloomfield's pioneer Hosner family until a developer's bulldozer clobbered the fence around a tiny, nearly forgotten graveyard on her onetime family homestead. The political furor that erupted shook all kinds of Hosners and quasi-Hosners into the open. The state of Alabama has agreed to put up $50,000 to help finance an archeological plan to restore historic Fort Mitchell. A good archaeologist needs brawn as well as brains to reconstruct a fragmented relic - pieces of objects such as stone statues can be heavy and must be manipulated carefully, since each move risks damage. Computer-based imaging is changing how archaeology is done - possibly eliminating much of the heavy lifting. Virtual assembly of relic fragments is among the most recent installments in the application of ever-increasing computing power to archaeology. DNA Some scientists are using the techniques of gene amplification and sequencing to understand biological events that took place long ago. Faith and natural selection aren't mutually contradictory. There is no reason a person cannot worship God and also believe Darwin was right about how the beak of the finch evolved. The clockwork universe - an ongoing debate asks whether computational processes could account for everything happening in the universe.