(The Editor wishes to acknowledge that several typographical errors and omissions were found in the first appearance of Dr. Richard Woodbury's editorial. The Editor wishes to express his apologies for the errors and omissions and publishes again Dr Woodbury's entire editorial so that the reader might have the benefit of the corrections made.)
There are many sources easily available to those interested in uncovering parts of archaeology's past. They range from the factual chronicle (as in Glyn Daniel's A Hundred Years of Archaeology), the personal essay, reminiscing about one's colleagues (as in Gordon R. Willey's Portraits in American Archaeology), the analysis of ideas and theory (as in Bruce G. Trigger's survey of centuries in his A History of Archaeological Thought or Paul Corbin's Binford-bashing (inter alia) in What is Archaeology?), the romp through the deceptions and follies that have been committed in archaeology's name (as in Stephen Williams' Fantastic Archaeology and, years ago, Robert Wauchope's Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents) to the landmark publications of archaeology's earlier years (such as Squier and Davis' Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley or John Aubrey's Monumenta Britannica).