Canyons of the Ancients
Friday, September 12 through Tuesday, September 16, 2014, $370
The School for Advanced Research (SAR): Navajo Mountain to Rainbow Bridge
SAR field trip, September 29th-October 4, 2014
Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
7 Old Cochiti Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10 am to 4 pm, free
Yucatan, The Mayan Route, and Chiapas
Tuesday, October 21 through Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Cost: $4,350.00 per person, double occupancy/$950.00 single supplement
Holiday Party and Silent Auction
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 3 to 6 pm, $20
C. Dean Wilson, Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies' Pottery Analysis Laboratory, is currently working on a comprehensive classification system of New Mexico pottery types that will be available to the public and accessable via a single, on-line resource. This website, the first of its kind, is currently in the final stages of the development process and will be made available early this fall. (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.