A Reappraisal of an Eighteenth-century Circular Structure Located North of the Barracks Behind the Palace of the Governors
OAS Brown Bag talk by Stephen Post, OAS Research Associate and Deputy Director Emeritus, at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!
The Chinese terracotta warriors of Qin Shi Huang
OAS Brown Bag talk by Barbara Chatterjee at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!
Archaeology and Language in the Southwest
OAS Brown Bag talk by OAS' Director Eric Blinman, PhD at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!
Paleoethnobotany: What We Do and How We Do It
OAS Brown Bag talk by Pam McBride, director of the OAS Archaeobotanical analysis lab, at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!
Zia Agricultural Fields
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Cost of trip: FOA members: $85, non-FOA members: $95
The Friends of Archaeology's 2016 Calendar of Events is available now! Click on the image above to download a PDF of the 2016 calendar. Details about the events listed in the calendar can be found in the links to the right.
C. Dean Wilson, Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies' Pottery Analysis Laboratory, is currently working on a comprehensive classification system of Southwest pottery types that is now available to the public and accessable via a single, online resource. Director Wilson would like to remind researchers that while this website (the very first of its kind!) is now available to the public, the content material is still in progress and open for revision. Likewise, the website itself is still being developed and any technical problems will be corrected over the coming weeks and months. (read more)
The Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS) conducts archaeological research projects throughout New Mexico with a diverse group of 25–40 archaeologists and support staff. Our mission is to identify, interpret, and share information about prehistoric and historic sites across the state. The office serves state agencies and private organizations that need archaeological studies performed as part of their development projects. In addition, we also provide ethnographic and historical research services. We have an education outreach program that directly interacts with New Mexicans in order to answer their questions about archaeology, history, and the heritage of New Mexico. Under Chuck Hannaford's leadership, that program has twice received the Society for American Archaeology's Excellence in Public Education Award, in 2005 and again in 2012.
In addition to client-initiated projects, the Office of Archaeological Studies conducts research projects that are funded by grants and private donations. Many of the projects make use of a dedicated corps of volunteers. The office provides training opportunities for university students and makes use of their skills in the latest technology. We also collaborate on archaeological projects with Mexico's national archaeological program and have held educational outreach programs in surrounding states.
The office has five specialized laboratories, a small library, and a publications department. We have nationally recognized specialists in pottery, botany, and osteology, and our archaeomagnetic dating laboratory is one of two full-time laboratories in the United States that are dedicated to this dating technique.