The Office of Archaeological Studies, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America and other organizations in northern New Mexico, will host an open house at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road in Santa Fe, on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm.
More information about Archaeology Day, including a map with directions to the CNMA, can be found on our CNMA Open House event page by following this link. A downloadable map with directions to the CNMA can also be found by opening this link in a new window.
Listen to archaeologist and OAS' Education Outreach coordinator Chuck Hannaford in an interview on KRSN 1490 AM, Los Alamos. The interview originally aired July 17, 2013 in advance of Chuck's appearance at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos, NM on Thursday, July 18th and his presentation on Saturday, July 20th at Santa Clara Pueblo's Puye Cliff Dwellings with archaeologists Mary Weahkee and Isaac Coan.
Chuck's full interview can be heard on the player below or by following this link.
OAS Archaeologist Wolky Toll and Director Eric Blinman are featured in this article about Chaco outlier sites:
"With so much of its human past scattered in plain sight across the landscape, New Mexico offers the casual day-tripper and more serious archaeology buff an amazing range of sites to visit. As the poster child for ancient ruins here and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chaco Canyon stands with sites like the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, and the Great Wall of China for its uniqueness and its high levels of political, economic, and cultural development. For decades, the canyon’s breathtaking monumental public architecture has drawn visitors from around the world. It is, of course, a must-see—but there’s much more to Chaco Culture than the Canyon"...read more
This article originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of New Mexico Magazine.
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. Our archaeomagnetic dating laboratory is one of two full-time laboratories in the United States that are dedicated to this dating technique.