Upcoming Events

August 22, 2017

Variation in Earth’s Magnetic Field Strength and Direction As Seen in the American Southwest
OAS Brown Bag talk by Shelby Jones-Cervantes (PhD Candidate, Scripps Institute of Oceanography) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

September 5, 2017

The Early Pueblo Occupation of the Dinetah Region
OAS Brown Bag talk by Dr. Eric Blinman (OAS' Director) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

September 17, 2017

Comanche Gap tour
September 17, 2017
Cost of trip: $60 for FOA members, $75 for non-FOA members

September 19, 2017

Cooking Jar Technology in the Ancient Southwest
OAS Brown Bag talk by Dr. Eric Blinman (OAS' Director) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

October 6, 2017

Into the Dinetah Labyrinth: Exploring Pueblo I and Navajo Archaeology
Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, 2017
Cost of trip: $255 for FOA members, $290 for non-FOA members

Vallecitos Pueblo tour and lecture

July 22, 2017


Saturday, July 22, 2017
Cost of trip: $85 for FOA members; $95 for non-FOA members

Explore Jemez Province, a cultural area of more than forty pueblo sites, north of present Jemez Pueblo. Early ceramics place the date of Vallecitos Pueblo to the early part of the area's history, around 1250 to 1350 AD. It is located three and a half miles northeast of Jemez Pueblo, within the boundaries of the reservation. It is one of the villages found at the lower elevations of the Jemez Province and is the type locality of the Vallecitos Black-on-White ceramic style which is believed to be a precursor to the Jemez Black-on-White ceramic style.

The tour will go through two ancient villages, one of which is Vallecitos Pueblo and another village nearby to the east (LA 248 and LA 258). Following the tour and lunch, Marlon Magdalena, Instructional Coordinator for the Jemez Historic Site, will give a presentation on warfare and conflict in Pueblo Country at the Walatowa Visitor Center and Museum at Jemez Pueblo.

The difficulty of this trip is designated MODERATE. Bring your own bag lunch. Drinks and snacks are included in the cost of the trip. The cost of the trip is $85 for FOA Members and $95 for non-FOA members. This trip is limited to 20 participants. To reserve your place for this event call (505) 982-7799, ext. 7 after 7am starting Thursday, June 15.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.