SouthWest Web Site (US) requests help

Hugh W. Jarvis (hjarvis@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Tue, 28 Nov 1995 18:20:20 -0500

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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 95 12:41:00 MST
From: Brian Kenny - MCDOT <>
Subject: Need Your Help

It's a really good idea that we share some of our joy and success with the
public-at-large. They support many of our endeavors with public funding and
government contracts. They need to be assured we are doing a good job for
these are skeptical times. (Some years ago, Ronald Reagan said
'...government is the problem.' Some doubters here in the Southwest now
think archaeology and historic preservation are a subset of this same
issue). There appears to be a groundswell of concern, and business leaders
smell blood. They want to know why they have to wait for permission to do
their project, and they want to know how historic preservation and cultural
resources mitigation might cost their bottom line. I receive 2-3 phone
calls per week along these lines. To tell the truth, it's a scarry

The Southwestern Archaeology web page was developed to improve the flow of
communications and to support the exchange of information here in the
Southwest. Perhaps such flows will allow better public access and some cost
savings and efficiencies of scale. I encourage you to ask other
professional and avocational archaeologists to participate in this free

Please send heritage tourism, current events information, and appropriate
text and photos highlighting your most interesting CRM, applied research,
and management projects. We can get the information on the net, but only
if you send it in. Put together appropriate public-access information on
some of your best and most successful work - - highlight your successes and
share them. If we do this now, the nagging questions will subside and we
will gain increased public support.

Brian K. ( / /