The Events Calendar

The calendar includes separate listings for OAS Brown Bag talks in Santa Fe, Education Outreach events throughout New Mexico, Friends of Archaeology events and other events in the greater Santa Fe area.

Other sources of information on archaeological activities, tours, and talks include the Taos Archaeological Society, the Archaeological Society of New Mexico, the School for Advanced Research, Southwest Seminars, and the Santa Fe Archaeological Society. The Santa Fe Institute also schedules talks of interest to our community.

E-mail Scott Jaquith to have your event added to the calendar.

OAS Events

Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time

Archaeology at the Palace of the Governors

Over 400 years ago Santa Fe was an infant city on the remote frontier. Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, a long-term exhibition at the Palace of the Governors, New Mexico History Museum, explores the archaeological evidence and historical documentation of Santa Fe before the Spaniards arrived, the first colony in San Gabriel del Yungue, the founding of Santa Fe, and its first 100 years as New Mexico’s capital. The exhibit, a collaboration between the History Museum and OAS, is on permanent display.

More information on the Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time exhibit can be found by following this link

OAS Brown Bag Talks


The Friends of Archaeology and the Office of Archaeological Studies are pleased to announce the Brown Bag Talks of 2016. Talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) at 12:00 noon on Tuesdays in the CNMA library. Seating is limited. Admission is free.

The Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road) is located off of Caja del Rio Road, across from Challenge New Mexico on the way to the Santa Fe Municipal Golf Course. Take 599 to South Meadows Road, continue through the traffic circle west along the Frontage Road to Caja del Rio Road. CNMA is on the left-hand side of the road and is the large building with white sail-like skylights on the roof.

September 13, 2016

The Prehistory and History of Northern Chihuahua
OAS Brown Bag talk by Dr. Tim Maxwell at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Dr. Tim Maxwell presents a lecture on the pre-Columbian trading center of Paquimé in advance of the Friends of Archaeology trip to northern Chihuahua, September 15-19, at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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September 27, 2016

Characteristics and Distribution of Socorro Black-on-white, and Speculations about the Twelfth Century Reorganization of much of the Eastern Pueblo World
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

C. Dean Wilson, retired OAS Ceramics Lab director and OAS Research Associate, presents a lecture on the Socorro Black-on-white pottery type and the clues it provides about trade networks and population reorganization in the 1100s AD at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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October 5, 2016

Multivariate Statistics, Sources, and Sourcing: Obsidian as an Example
OAS Brown Bag talk by John M. Karon at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

John M. Karon, retired Centers for Disease Control statistician and former FOA Board member, will give a lecture on the field of statistics and its application in archaeology, particularly in determining sources of cultural material, at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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Education Outreach Events


Please contact Chuck Hannaford at 505-476-4415 or chuck.hannaford@state.nm.us for details on Education Outreach events.

Friends of Archaeology Events


Details of the following events and information on sign-ups are available at the Museum of New Mexico's Friends of Archaeology website.

September 10, 2016

La Bajada Pueblo and Environs
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Cost of trip: FOA members: $85, non-FOA members: $95
This trip is full

Our 5-7 hour tour, led by National Forest Service archaeologist Mike Bremer, will visit the pueblo and nearby field and water diversion features. The tour will focus on two overlook sites on the mesa which have considerable rock art, a well preserved shrine, and some quite distinctive room features.
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September 15, 2016

The Casas Grandes World
Thursday, September 15 through Monday, September 19, 2016
Cost of trip: FOA members: $300, non-FOA members: $375


We will caravan to the town of Nuevo Casas Grandes in our private vehicles and stay at the Hotel Hacienda while we make day trips to surrounding archaeological sites. We will also visit the famous pottery-making village of Mata Ortiz, home of Juan Quezada. This trips dates are Thursday, September 15 through Monday, September 19. The cost of this trip is $300 for FOA members and $375 for non-FOA members. Spaces are limited to 20 reservations. Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.

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October 15, 2016

International Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm, free!

Join the staff of the Office of Archaeological Studies on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm, for "Experiencing New Mexico's Past Through Archaeology" at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology!

Please contact Chuck Hannaford at (505) 476-4415 or chuck.hannaford@state.nm.us and Eric Blinman at (505) 476-4404 or eric.blinman@state.nm.us for details, directions, and more information.

Explore the interactive map below for directions.


View The Center for New Mexico Archaeology in a larger map

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November 13, 2016

Holiday Party and Silent Auction
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3 to 6 pm, $20

Come meet the OAS archaeologists and find out what exciting projects they have been involved in recently. Bid on wonderful and unusual items at a silent auction, Sunday, November 13, 3 to 6 pm, at Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta. $20 includes a light buffet and one beverage at a no-host bar. Make reservations beginning Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by calling (505) 982-7799, ext. 7. The proceeds from this event help fund research and education programs at the Office of Archaeological Studies.

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