The Events Calendar

The calendar includes separate listings for OAS Brown Bag talks in Santa Fe, Education Outreach events throughout New Mexico, Friends of Archaeology events and other events in the greater Santa Fe area.

Other sources of information on archaeological activities, tours, and talks include the Taos Archaeological Society, the Archaeological Society of New Mexico, the School for Advanced Research, Southwest Seminars, and the Santa Fe Archaeological Society. The Santa Fe Institute also schedules talks of interest to our community.

E-mail Scott Jaquith to have your event added to the calendar.

OAS Events

Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time

Archaeology at the Palace of the Governors

Over 400 years ago Santa Fe was an infant city on the remote frontier. Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, a long-term exhibition at the Palace of the Governors, New Mexico History Museum, explores the archaeological evidence and historical documentation of Santa Fe before the Spaniards arrived, the first colony in San Gabriel del Yungue, the founding of Santa Fe, and its first 100 years as New Mexico’s capital. The exhibit, a collaboration between the History Museum and OAS, is on permanent display.

More information on the Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time exhibit can be found by following this link

A History of New Mexico from Ancient Times to the Reconquest: An Evening Lecture Series on Southwestern Archaeology


Online Classroom Series, January 5 – March 17, 2022

Dr. Eric Blinman, OAS Director, will be offering a special class titled, A History of New Mexico from Ancient Times to the Reconquest: An Evening Lecture Series on Southwestern Archaeology. Classes will be conducted via Zoom.

This class, which will be aired live from the Center for New Mexico Archaeology, starts at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday evenings and will run from Jan. 5, 2022 to March 17, 2022.

Sessions will NOT be recorded or rebroadcast, but images from the lectures will be distributed in PDF form to all participants.

Eric has taught versions of this class for the Friends of Archaeology for the past several years. This class will include a slight updating of the most recent class content. The 5:45 p.m. start should allow most people get home from work or appointments, while allowing Eric to fit the class into his schedule with a slight break after work. Classes should end around 7 p.m.

Class Schedule (8–10 CLASSES)

January 5: Conceptual and practical tools for understanding SW archaeology

January 12: The Destination: Modern peoples and cultures of the northern Southwest

January 19: Peopling of the Americas through the early Southwestern Archaic

January 26: Agriculture, pottery, and the emergence of Formative culture

February 2: Villages, social complexity, ethnic diversity, and the foundations of Chaco

February 9: The Pueblo II period and the workings of the Chacoan system

February 16: The first migration, the Pueblo III communities, and the second migration

February 23: Puebloan communities at the threshold of European Colonialism

March 2: New peoples and colonization

March 9: Topic overflow, if needed

March 17: Topic overflow, if needed

The "value" of the class has been set somewhere between $120 and "priceless" by former participants. For all eight to 10 sessions, enrollment will be set at $120 per Zoom portal. No refunds will be offered for individual missed classes. Proceeds support OAS education and research programs. Initial enrollment for the course will be conducted through the hotline on a first-come, first-reserved basis starting Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at 7 a.m. Call (505) 982-7799, ext. 6, and leave your name and a call-back number. FOA will get back to you for confirmation and payment information. Minimum enrollment will be 12 but thanks to Zoom we won't have to limit class size.

OAS Brown Bag Talks


The Friends of Archaeology and the Office of Archaeological Studies are pleased to announce the return of Brown Bag Talks in 2021. Talks will be broadcast on Tuesdays at noon on Zoom. Online attendance is limited to 100. Admission is free. Sorry, but no recordings will be available. Check back here as talks are announced including meeting access information.

December 7, 2021

It’s Not Always a Black-and-White World: A Discussion of Oxidized (Orange, Red, and Yellow) Pottery in the Northern Southwest
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson (Office of Archaeological Studies Research Associate and former Director of the OAS Ceramics Analysis Laboratory) and Dr. Eric Blinman (OAS Director) online, 12:00 noon, free!

C. Dean Wilson (Office of Archaeological Studies Research Associate and former Director of the OAS Ceramics Analysis Laboratory) and Dr. Eric Blinman (OAS Director) present a lecture entitled It’s Not Always a Black-and-White World: A Discussion of Oxidized (Orange, Red, and Yellow) Pottery in the Northern Southwest online at 12:00 noon. Dean and Eric will discuss the origins, development, and cultural connections between the various pottery styles created in the northern Southwest.

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Education Outreach Events


Please contact Chuck Hannaford at 505-476-4415 or chuck.hannaford@state.nm.us for details on Education Outreach events.

Friends of Archaeology Events


Details of the following events and information on sign-ups are available at the Museum of New Mexico's Friends of Archaeology website.