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!

Ulysses Reid traditional pottery firing demonstration

August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9 am, free!

Ulysses Reid of Zia Pueblo will demonstrate traditional Zia Pueblo pottery making and firing methods at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) beginning on Friday, August 16 at 9am. Ulysses will continue this two-day workshop on the following day, Saturday, August 17. This is a free event and will certainly be popular so make sure to arrive early to secure a place at the demonstration site on the north end of the CNMA building.

Ulysses has partnered with the Office of Archaeological Studies on many occasions and most recently during the Zia Agricultural Fields trip for the Friends of Archaeology, last month. Ulysses is a stickler for detail when creating his art and uses only traditional materials in his pottery making and his finished ceramic work is truly exceptional. This will be a very unique opportunity to see Zia Pueblo ceramics created and fired in the traditional manner.

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

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.


Ulysses Reid firing pottery (photo courtesy of Kathleen Yount)