Upcoming Events

April 23, 2019

Origin of “Anasazi” Ceramics: A View from the Southern Chuska Valley
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson ( former director of the OAS' Ceramics Analysis Laboratory and current OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

May 18, 2019

Explore the Vista Verde Comanche Petroglyphs
Saturday, May 18, 2019, all day; $90 for FOA members and $100 for non-members

Tale of Two Types: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, Socorro Black-on-white and Pueblo Migration Histories

May 8, 2018


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon, free!

Pottery has long been used by archaeologists to trace interaction and migration. Mesa Verde Black-on-white has been a popular focus of attention, since it was made right up to the late thirteenth-century abandonment of the northern Four Corners region. Despite the common belief that Mesa Verde pottery documents the migration of people to the Rio Grande region, that assertion doesn’t hold up well when evidence is examined in detail. Neglected, however, is evidence supporting interaction and migration in the form of Socorro Black-on-white pottery. This underappreciated pottery provides a much stronger case for population interactions and movements in the late twelfth- through thirteenth-century periods.

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.