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!

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.

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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.