Vol. XX, No. 3
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Winter, 2008

The End of the Second Decade

Harrison Eiteljorg, II
(See email contacts page for the author's email address.)

This issue completes volume twenty of the CSA Newsletter, and we at CSA thank you for your support and encouragement. Without that support, the Newsletter would not still be going strong.

I find it hard to believe that the Newsletter, begun with a few names put on a piece of paper at a workshop at the 1987 annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in New York, has endured for 20 years. But it has, beginning as a paper-and-postal-service-based production, becoming both a paper and an electronic newsletter as of the first issue of volume nine in the spring of 1996, and being an online-only newsletter starting in the spring of 2000 (the first issue of volume thirteen). Over the twenty-years span of the Newsletter about 600 articles have been published. They have ranged from the early announcements of hardware upgrades that seemed important at the time, to software reviews, to website reviews, to CAD recommendations and procedures, to . . . .

While I must admit to looking back on a few of the early articles with some embarrassment, it is clear that interest in our core subject, the use of digital technologies in archaeology, has evolved while continuing to grow and that the Newsletter is a unique resource. I hope and trust that the future will hold yet more interesting articles and reach even more interested readers, and I encourage all of our readers to become contributors as well.

Thank you again for your support over the past twenty years.

-- Harrison Eiteljorg, II

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