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!

Origin of “Anasazi” Ceramics: A View from the Southern Chuska Valley

April 23, 2019


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:00 noon, free!

by C. Dean Wilson, former director of the OAS' Ceramics Analysis Laboratory and current OAS Research Associate

Observations about pottery from sites in the Southern Chuska Valley spanning from the early sixth through eighth centuries provide important clues concerning the source and nature of pottery origins and the rapid changes that culminated in the production of distinct gray and white wares characteristic of vessels long produced in the Colorado Plateau by Pueblo potters. Both the sources of derivation of this pottery and potential ecological and artistic influences resulting in the distinct qualities of early Anasazi pottery will be discussed.

The Brown Bag talks are held in the OAS conference room at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Talks are informal (and you can bring your bag lunch). Usually, seating is adequate, but we have had 80-plus people show up for a talk in a room that can only hold 35. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. 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.