Upcoming Events

October 21, 2017

International Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm, free!

October 24, 2017

Dia de los Muertos: Pre-Columbian Past to Present
OAS Brown Bag talk by Dr. Sherill Spaar (Professor of History [retired], East Central University, and OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

November 5, 2017

Holiday Party and Silent Auction
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 3 to 6 pm
Cost: $20

Interpreting Vallecitos Black-on-white ceramics

July 11, 2017


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:00 noon, free!

Pottery long-produced by Towa-speaking groups in the Jemez highlands include Vallecitos and Jemez Black-on-white and Corrugated and Plain Smudged utility ware. Such pottery may have been ultimately influenced by a variety of forms including those known to have been produced in the upper San Juan, Gallina, and eastern Rio Grande regions, and may provide clues concerning the nature of Towa origins.

C. Dean Wilson is an OAS Research Associate and former director of the OAS' Ceramic Analysis lab.

The Brown Bag talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology 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.