Upcoming Events

June 13, 2020

Galisteo Basin day hike: Pueblo Galisteo
CANCELED―The Galisteo Basin day hike: Pueblo Galisteo has been canceled
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Cost of trip: $90 for FOA members, $100 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