Founded in 1981, AWA is a non-profit organization committed to the protection of archaeological and historical resources in the State of Washington. Our membership consists mainly of professional archaeologists, although it is open to anyone with an interest in learning about and protecting the past. AWA publishes a quarterly newsletter about current events and topics concerning archaeology in Washington and the Pacific Northwest, and a yearly journal of research papers. We are becoming active with the political process in Washington and support legislation protecting archaeological and historical sites. In addition, AWA helps sponsor Washington Archeology Month in October, which includes state-wide events about Washington archaeology and history.
A message from AWA President Bob Kopperl: Attached is information about AWA's new Student Travel Grant, designed to help fund travel by students giving Washington archaeology-related presentations at both the NWAC and other pertinent conferences. There are two award periods per year, to coincide with both spring conferences such as the NWAC and SAA, and fall/winter conferences such as the SHA. Contact information regarding whom to send application materials will be posted on our website (link given in the attachment), but there may be a little lag-time before we get that information posted. Considering the deadline for the spring travel grant award is coming up quick, potential applicants can email me at this address with questions until we get the website adjusted accordingly:firstname.lastname@example.org Best, Bob Kopperl
WARP (the Wetland Archaeology Research Project) is an informal world-wide network of archaeologists and others engaged in wetland archaeology. Twenty five years ago we set up WARP to encourage contact and the exchange of information and ideas around the world. This led to the appearance of the newsletter NewsWARP, conferences and publications and, from 2000, the newsletter was replaced by the Journal of Wetland Archaeology. Now, thanks to WARP’s Pacific Co-ordinators Dale Croes and Akira Matsui, together with European Co-ordinators Francesco Menotti and Aidan O’Sullivan, we welcome the return of NewsWARP – on the web.