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The Society for American Archaeology: A View from across the Atlantic

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Warwick Bray*
London University Institute of Archaeology, London WC1, England


My first reaction on receiving the Editor's invitation to write “something along the lines of ‘the SAA image abroad’ or ‘how others see us’” was, somewhat to my surprise, a feeling of guilt. For 16 years I have thought of myself as a subscriber to American Antiquity, but never consciously as a member of the SAA. I have never been to the SAA meeting (too big for my taste), usually forget to vote in elections for officers, habitually skip over the Business and Accounts section of the journal, and grudge every page and every dollar given over to such parochial matters as cultural resource management, how to placate the Indian lobby, or who owns the loot from shipwrecks off the U.S. coast.

Research Article
Copyright © The Society for American Archaeology 1985

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