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

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.