Educational Resources

From time to time the OAS will publish educational materials on this page. Click on the links below to download the publications.

Eden Itself?
This paper was presented at the Society for American Archaeology 74th annual meeting at Atlanta, Georgia in April, 2009 in a symposium entitled East of Eden and North of Chaco: Untangling Early Puebloan, Chacoan and Navajo Histories in the Upper and Middle San Juan Drainage. Other papers from the symposium are in a 2014 issue of Kiva .This paper, though submitted, was not included in the volume. The slides from the presentation may be viewed in PDF format by clicking this link.

How to Make an Arrow and How to Make a Bow
Dave Brewer, a Friends of Archaeology volunteer, contributed these elegant and detailed discussions of how to make replica Native American arrows and bows, accompanied by his drawings.

Flight of Arrows
In 2009 the Friends of Archaeology and the staff of Office of Archaeological Studies collaborated to create and hang 300 replica arrows as part of the New Mexico History Museum exhibit on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Denise Lynch documented the process and has produced a beautiful and educational video of arrow making and the preparation of the exhibit. Flight of Arrows can be seen on Vimeo.

Bockman Grant Report
The Bockman Collection, which was recently donated to the Museum of New Mexico, contains a number of Late Paleoindian and Early Archaic age projectile points. While archaeologists have often assumed that each named projectile point style from these times was distinct and thus represented a distinct cultural group, the OAS analysis of these points reveals some patterns that suggest otherwise.