Upcoming Events

June 3, 2018

Chiles and Sherds at Pueblo San Cristóbal
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Cost of trip: FOA members: $100, non-FOA members: $110, children: $60, and Pine Canyon: $130

June 12, 2018

Presidio to Girls School: Unraveling History at Santa Fe County Judicial Center
OAS Brown Bag talk by James Moore at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

July 10, 2018

Excavating the ‘Last of the Phoenicians’: Field Work at Tel Kedesh of Upper Galilee
OAS Brown Bag talk by Sharon Herbert, Ph.D and Charles K. Williams II (Distinguished University Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Michigan) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

August 14, 2018

The Deep History of Indian Market Pottery Traditions
OAS Brown Bag talk by Eric Blinman (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

September 29, 2018

The Pre-History of Salinas Pueblo, the other Galisteo Basin
Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 Cost of trip: FOA members: $225, non-FOA members: $250

Reflections on Chaco Canyon

December 19, 2017


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 12:00 noon, free!

Few places in Southwestern archaeology are as widely recognized as Chaco Canyon, but that doesn’t mean there is an archaeological consensus about the history and function of this World Heritage Site. For the final Brown Bag talk of 2017, Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies, Dr. Eric Blinman, presents a lecture on the history of Chaco Canyon and the possible functions of the site's monumental architecture.

Dr. Blinman's personal model of Chaco isn’t necessarily new or unique, and he suspects it could be characterized as “fringe” by others. Eric's perspective is, he believes, consistent with both existing information and the dating and DNA information that has come out relatively recently. Although some other ideas about Chaco will be gently critiqued, the focus of this talk will be on presenting a historically and functionally sound model of what Chaco might have been.

The Brown Bag talk 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.