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IN BRIEFIN BRIEFTobi A. BrimsekTobi A. Brimsek is executive director of the Society for American Archaeology.Incredible Options at the Salt Lake 2005 MeetingMarch 30–April 3, 2005 promises to be a memorable 70th gatheringof the Society for American Archaeology. In addition to thestellar array of symposia, general sessions, and forums, there arecelebrations, second-time events, hosts of workshops, and a wonderfulselection of tours. Here is a sampling of these options:The President’s Invited ForumDon’t miss it!—The Impact of Postmodernism on AmericanArchaeology: The Good, The Bad, and The Jury is Still Out. Participants:Rosemary Joyce, University of California Berkeley; DeanSnow, Pennsylvania State University; Vin Steponaitis, Universityof North Carolina. Moderator: Lynne Sebastian, SRI Foundation.Sponsored SAA SessionSession title: The Practice of Archaeology in Mexico: InstitutionalObligations and Scientific Results. This session offered on Saturdaygrew out of a discussion between SAA’s Board of Directorsand the Consejo de Arqueología of Mexico’s National Instituteof Anthropology and History (INAH). The purpose of this symposiumis to offer American archaeologists an overview of currentprocedures and regulations applicable to undertaking projectsin Mexico. It also addresses the most important contemporaryproblems in Mexican archaeology today. The symposium,organized by SAA and INAH, will be presented by several representativesfrom the Consejo de Arqueología, recognizing theimportance of assisting foreign archaeologists to follow the legalnorms that define the development of archaeological projects inMexico.The Ethics BowlThe Ethics Bowl is a festive debate-style competition thatexplores the ethics of archaeological practice. Initiated in 2004,the Ethics Bowl returns in its second year on Thursday, March31 in the Salt Palace.ArchaeologyLandDebuting at the Salt Palace on Saturday, April 2, from 8am–12:00 pm—ArchaeologyLand! If you ever found yourselffaced with developing hands-on, archaeology-based activities orneed some quick recipes for the future, stop by Archaeology-Land to personally try some child-tested, parent-approved activitiesthat focus on archaeology, cultural history, and historicpreservation. Walk away with the plans for recreating a completeset of hands-on activities.Tours, Tours, and More ToursThere are an unprecedented number of tours at the Salt Lakemeeting that give you an opportunity to explore a wide range ofsites. Sign up during the advance registration process to ensureyour place and guarantee that the tour will go forward!Check these out in the preliminary program:• Walking Tours of Salt Lake City• Tour of Museum of Natural History, University of Utah(Sponsored by the Fiber Perishables Interest Group)• Ancient Caves of the Bonneville Basin: A Tour of Danger andJuke Box Caves• Golden Spike National Historic Site Tour• Connor Springs Rock Art TourPowerPoint PowerNeed some help in developing your PowerPoint presentations?There is a series of three independent workshops to help youalong. Material covered in one workshop will not be repeated inanother. Try one or all three of the Excavating PowerPoint—AGuide to Going Digital workshops on Saturday in Salt Lake.Wish You Had a Complete Picture of the Meeting?Why don’t you check out the preliminary program for the 70thannual meeting? Mailed to almost 10,000 archaeologistsDecember, the program is also available on SAAweb. Go aheadand view the PDF file of the preliminary program posted athttp://www.saa.org/meetings/prelimprogram.pdf. Please note4 The SAA Archaeological Record • January 2005

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