Upcoming Events

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

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

Cooking Jar Technology in the Ancient Southwest

September 19, 2017


Tuesday, September 19, 2017, free!

Despite nearly 4,000 years of ceramic technology in the Southwest, the common use of pottery for cooking only dates within the past 2,000 years. The history of innovation in cooking jar design is fairly sophisticated, starting with the simplest of forms and clay-temper combinations and ending with the use of micaceous clay for the ultimate bean pot. Dr. Eric Blinman (OAS' director) will give a presentation on the technological developments that allowed ceramics to become the primary tool for cooking and food preparation in the prehistoric American Southwest.

Please check back on this website for updates.

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.