La Bajada Pueblo and Environs
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Cost of trip: FOA members: $85, non-FOA members: $95
This trip is full
The Prehistory and History of Northern Chihuahua
OAS Brown Bag talk by Dr. Tim Maxwell at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!
The Casas Grandes World
Thursday, September 15 through Monday, September 19, 2016
Cost of trip: FOA members: $300, non-FOA members: $375
Characteristics and Distribution of Socorro Black-on-white, and Speculations about the Twelfth Century Reorganization of much of the Eastern Pueblo World
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!
Multivariate Statistics, Sources, and Sourcing: Obsidian as an Example
OAS Brown Bag talk by John M. Karon at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!
The Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS) conducts archaeological research projects throughout New Mexico with a diverse group of 25–40 archaeologists and support staff. Our mission is to identify, interpret, and share information about prehistoric and historic sites across the state. The office serves state agencies and private organizations that need archaeological studies performed as part of their development projects. In addition, we also provide ethnographic and historical research services. We have an education outreach program that directly interacts with New Mexicans in order to answer their questions about archaeology, history, and the heritage of New Mexico. Under Chuck Hannaford's leadership, that program has twice received the Society for American Archaeology's Excellence in Public Education Award, in 2005 and again in 2012.
In addition to client-initiated projects, the Office of Archaeological Studies conducts research projects that are funded by grants and private donations. Many of the projects make use of a dedicated corps of volunteers. The office provides training opportunities for university students and makes use of their skills in the latest technology. We also collaborate on archaeological projects with Mexico's national archaeological program and have held educational outreach programs in surrounding states.
The office has five specialized laboratories, a small library, and a publications department. We have nationally recognized specialists in pottery, botany, and osteology, and our archaeomagnetic dating laboratory is one of two full-time laboratories in the United States that are dedicated to this dating technique.