Upcoming Events

December 10, 2019

Pots, People, and Archaeology: Challenges of using Ceramic Data for Culture History Studies
OAS Brown Bag talk by Eric Blinman (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

January 14, 2020

Learning from Mistakes: Transforming a Family’s Sixth Century Catastrophe into a Modern Day Teaching Moment
OAS Brown Bag talk by Mollie Toll and Pam McBride, director and director emeritus of the OAS Archaeobotanical analysis lab, at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

The Deep History of Indian Market Textile Traditions

August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon, free!

Eric Blinman (director of the Office of Archaeological Studies) explores the modern textile traditions at the Santa Fe Indian Market and their connections to the past. Join the Friends of Archaeology for our annual discussion on Indian Market treasures. Two separate discussions will take place at the CNMA prior to Indian Market weekend.

Indian Market is a remarkable feast of Native American arts, and textiles are a major component of the Market. Although there is continuity between the past and the present, Market traditions provide an opportunity to look at the changes that have occurred during the past several centuries in form, function, materials, technology, and style.

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.