Upcoming Events

December 19, 2017

Reflections on Chaco Canyon
OAS Brown Bag talk by Eric Blinman (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

January 23, 2018

Pueblo Revolt and Revival: A View from Santa Fe
OAS Brown Bag talk by Stephen S. Post (former Deputy Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies and current OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

February 13, 2018

Settlers and Consumers: Characterization of Tewa Pueblo Pottery from Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Sites
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson (former Director of the OAS' Ceramics laboratory and current OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Suspension of Belief: Why I Don’t Believe Mesa Verde became Tewa

August 8, 2017


Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 12:00 noon, free!

Dr. Eric Blinman will present a lecture on his theory countering the current idea that the modern Tewa-speaking people migrated, en masse, from the Mesa Verde region of Colorado.

Eric states:

Archaeology proceeds by the proposal and then testing of ideas. The most influential idea of the past decade has been the model formulated by Dr. Scott Ortman that “Tewa origins lay in a massive migration from the Mesa Verde region.” From inception of this model through today, OAS archaeologists have been a skeptical minority within the discipline. This talk outlines the basis for our disbelief.

The Brown Bag talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology at 12:00 noon 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.