Upcoming Events

June 13, 2017

Lecture by Sharon Herbert, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan
OAS Brown Bag talk by Sharon Herbert, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

June 18, 2017

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

July 22, 2017

Vallecitos Pueblo tour and lecture
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Cost of trip: $85 for FOA members, $95 for non-FOA members

September 17, 2017

Comanche Gap tour
September 17, 2017
Cost pending

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

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.

Ulysses Reid, of Zia Pueblo, will lead a strenuous morning hike of Jemez River Valley agricultural field terraces and requires the climbing of steep slopes over rugged terrain (2-3 hours, round trip) near Zia Pueblo, followed by lunch and an exhibition of arts and crafts at the Pueblo. A Friends of Archaeology group visited these features back in 2012, and, due to popular demand, we are revisiting this trip. The cost of the trip is $85 for FOA members, and $95 for non-FOA members. Spaces are limited. 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