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!

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. 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 foucs of this talk will be on presenting a historically and functionally sound model of what Chaco might have been.

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.