Upcoming Events

December 11, 2018

Iconic Plants and Foods in the Darkest Time of the Year
OAS Brown Bag talk by Mollie Toll, MA, MS (Office of Archaeological Studies' Curriculum Educator) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

January 8, 2019

San Juan Red Ware and Tsegi Orange Ware: Traditions, Resources, and Technologies
OAS Brown Bag talk by Eric Blinman, PhD (Director, Office of Archaeological Studies) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

February 19, 2019

Archaeological Compliance and Research at LANL: Turkeys, Homesteaders, and the Manhattan Project National Historical Park
OAS Brown Bag talk by Cyler Conrad, PhD (Cultural Resource Technical Lead, LANL) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

San Juan Red Ware and Tsegi Orange Ware: Traditions, Resources, and Technologies

January 8, 2019


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 12:00 noon, free!

Ancestral Four Corners pottery traditions are usually described as “reduction firing.” This generalization applies to cooking jars and black-on-white decorated pottery, but two oxidized pottery traditions break out of the neutral world with bright orange and red hues. This talk explores the classifications, styles, and production technologies of these two beautiful but lesser-known Four Corners wares.

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.