The author served four years active duty with the U.S. Marine Corp 1959-63. Briuer took his doctorate in Anthropology from UCLA, then taught courses in archaeology and anthropology before accepting a position in the civil service. Briuer was the first full time, professional, archaeologist to be invited to join the Department of Defense Research Community. The author has over one hundred publications on archaeology, cultural resource management and history; these appeared in regional, national and international books and other publications. He retired as Director of the Center for Cultural Site Preservation Technology at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi. He and his wife Elke are the parents of five children and make their retirement home in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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