Upcoming Events

June 18, 2019

Mesa Verde National Park—Cliff Palace: Preliminary Assessment and Potential Stabilization Methods
OAS Brown Bag talk by James A. Mason, Ph.D., P.E. (National Park Service) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

June 20, 2019

Ancestral Abiquiu Pueblo (Strenuous hike)
Thursday, June 20, 2019
$90 for FOA members and $100 for non-members

June 27, 2019

Complex Ties between Past and Present: Ancestral Abiquiu Pueblo
OAS Brown Bag talk by Danny Sosa-Aguilar, Excavation Director (Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkeley) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Explore the Vista Verde Comanche Petroglyphs

May 18, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019, all day; Cost: $90 for FOA members and $100 for non-members

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Friends of Archaeology will host a tour of La Vista Verde, a Comanche petroglyph site, near Taos, NM. OAS archaeologist and Comanche tribal member Mary Weahkee will lead the tour.

The La Vista Verde site, discovered in 2008, offers a view of rare rock art panels that emphasize the Comanche horse culture during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Glyphs at the site include images of mounted warriors, horse herds, and the capture of horses.

Mary will also be offering a pre-tour lecture on Comanche history and culture at a date to be determined prior to the trip.

This tour is rated as easy and consists of an approximately 2.5 mile, round-trip hike on flat ground. Members of the tour group will be carpooling. Four-wheel-drive vehicles will not be required. The price of the tour and lecture will be $90 for FOA members and $100 for non-members.

For reservations, call the FOA hotline at (505) 982-7799, ext. 7, after 7 am on Tuesday April 9, 2019. The tour will be limited to 18 participants, so please remember to sign up early.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.


The Rio Grande at the Vista Verde overlook