Upcoming Events

August 8, 2017

Suspension of Belief: Why I Don’t Believe Mesa Verde became Tewa
OAS Brown Bag talk by Dr. Eric Blinman (OAS' Director) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

August 17, 2017

Traditional Hopi kachina carving presentation
A full day's demonstration by Raynard Lalo, Darance Chimerica, and Eric Kayquaptewa at the CNMA, 10am until 4pm, free!

August 19, 2017

Ulysses Reid traditional pottery firing demonstration
Ulysses Reid of Zia Pueblo gives a two-day demonstration of traditional Pueblo pottery firing at the CNMA at 9am, free!

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!

Zia Agricultural Fields

June 18, 2017


Sunday, June 18, 2017
Cost of trip: $85 for FOA members, $95 for non-FOA members

The human ability to modify our landscape can be dramatic and even beautiful. A remarkable expression of this process can be seen in the development of extensive agricultural terraces and grid gardens in the hills above the Jemez River Valley on Zia Pueblo lands. A Friends of Archaeology group visited these features back in 2012, and, due to popular demand, we are revisiting this trip. Ulysses Reid of Zia Pueblo will be our guide. He has arranged for a feast day-style lunch and brief walking tours of the pueblo after the hike. The hike is STRENUOUS and requires climbing steep slopes over rugged terrain. This trip will be offered on Father’s Day, and the Pueblo will host an arts and crafts sale that same day.

The cost of the trip is $85 for FOA members, and $95 for non-FOA members. This trip is limited to 20 participants. For more information or to make reservations, call (505) 982-7799, ext. 6 after 7am, starting Tuesday, April 30.

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

 

Zia Pueblo, N.M. by John K. Hillers