Upcoming Events

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!

August 16, 2018

The Symbolism and Significance of Hopi Weddings
Talk by the Lalo family of Hotevilla, Arizona on Hopi weddings at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

August 27, 2018

The Salinas Pueblo Region: Cultural Crossroads of Prehistoric New Mexico
OAS Brown Bag talk by archaeologist Ward Beers 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

October 20, 2018

International Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm, free!

The Salinas Pueblo Region: Cultural Crossroads of Prehistoric New Mexico

August 27, 2018


Monday, August 27, 2018 at 12:00 noon, free!

Archaeologist Ward Beers offers an overview of the prehistoric Salinas Pueblo region and will discuss recent discoveries in the area. He will also give details of the upcoming Friends of Archaeology tour of the area in September.

While the Salinas region is relatively unknown, the area has a rich human prehistory dating back 12,000 years. Located in central New Mexico where the Plains meet the mountain Southwest and between the northern Pueblo cultural area and the southern Jornada Mogollon region, the Salinas region was a cultural crossroads in part due to location, and in part due to demand for the salt from which the region takes its name. The multiple influences in the area have made the Salinas area one of the most culturally diverse regions of Southwestern archaeology.

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.