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.

February 16, 2016

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!

Stephen Post, OAS Research Associate and Deputy Director Emeritus, presents a lecture on the discoveries made during the Palace of the Governors excavation in preparation of the construction of the New Mexico History Museum at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

more info »

February 23, 2016

The Chinese terracotta warriors of Qin Shi Huang
OAS Brown Bag talk by Barbara Chatterjee at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Barbara Chatterjee presents a lecture on the terracotta warriors of Qin Shi Huang at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

more info »

March 8, 2016

Archaeology and Language in the Southwest
OAS Brown Bag talk by OAS' Director Eric Blinman, PhD at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies, Eric Blinman, presents a lecture on the influence of language and dialect upon archaeology in the Southwest at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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April 12, 2016

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!

Pam McBride, director of the OAS Archaeobotanical analysis lab, presents a lecture entitled Paleoethnobotany: What We Do and How We Do It with a special nod to Ethnobotanists of the late 19th and early to middle 20th centuries at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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May 10, 2016

The Role of Settlement Pattern Studies and the Emergence of the Current Archaeological View of Ancient Maya Civilization
OAS Brown Bag talk by Jerry Sabloff, PhD and Christopher H. Browne at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Jerry Sabloff, PhD (external professor and past President, Santa Fe Institute) and Christopher H. Browne (distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, University Of Pennsylvania) present a lecture entitled The Role of Settlement Pattern Studies and the Emergence of the Current Archaeological View of Ancient Maya Civilization 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.