Upcoming Events

April 7, 2020

Totah: Time and the Rivers Flowing
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
OAS Brown Bag talk by H. Wolky Toll (former OAS archaeologist and project director and current OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

April 14, 2020

Mesa Verde Black-on-white: An Attractive Nuisance
OAS Brown Bag talk by Eric Blinman (OAS Director) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

May 12, 2020

A Case for Daub: Both Scientifically and Culturally
OAS Brown Bag talk by Shelby Jones (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

May 31, 2020

Chiles and Sherds: Sights Unseen–A Whole New Look at the Galisteo Basin
Sunday, May 31, 2020, all day; $105 for FOA members, $115 for non-FOA members

Totah: Time and the Rivers Flowing

April 7, 2020


Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 12:00 noon, free!

Wolky Toll's presentation Totah: Time and Rivers Flowing has been postponed until further notice.

by H. Wolky Toll, former OAS archaeologist and project director and current OAS Research Associate

The OAS has been laboring for a very long time on our large project on the La Plata Highway. The La Plata Valley and the area around Farmington, New Mexico stands out among Colorado Plateau locations for its presence of water and agricultural potential which has led to long and intensive modern development. Because of that obscuring effect this important area’s significant archaeology has received less attention than its famous neighbors, Chaco and Mesa Verde. I plan to talk about the project, the splendid archaeology, the conducive environment, and to advocate for and discuss the term Totah: "where the rivers come together".

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.

 

 La Plata pit structure excavation