Lynne Sebastian is an archaeologist specializing in the American Southwest, and has carried out fieldwork in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Her publications include The Chaco Anasazi, a book about the political and economic structure of the Chaco system, and an edited volume entitled Archaeology & Cultural Resource Management: Visions for the Future. Dr. Sebastian received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico where she currently holds an adjunct associate professorship. She is a former New Mexico State Archaeologist and State Historic Preservation Officer. She is currently Director of Historic Preservation Programs at the SRI Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing historic preservation through education, training, technical assistance, and research. Dr. Sebastian is a past President of the Society for American Archaeology and the current President-elect of the Register of Professional Archaeologists.