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

OAS Brown Bag Talks


The Friends of Archaeology and the Office of Archaeological Studies are pleased to announce the Brown Bag Talks of 2016. Talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) at 12:00 noon on Tuesdays in the CNMA library. Seating is limited. 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.

April 17, 2018

Crisis and Prospects in Archaeomagnetic Dating
OAS Brown Bag talk by Jeff Cox, and Eric Blinman at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Jeff Cox (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies' Archaeomagnetic Dating Laboratory), and Eric Blinman (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies) present a talk on two divergent approaches to archaeomagnetic dating at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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May 8, 2018

Tale of Two Types: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, Socorro Black-on-white and Pueblo Migration Histories
OAS Brown Bag talk by Eric Blinman and C. Dean Wilson at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Eric Blinman (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies) and C. Dean Wilson (former Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies' Ceramics laboratory and current OAS Research Associate) explore two stylistically-similar pottery types and what they can tell us about prehistoric Pueblo migrations at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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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.

April 28, 2018

Exploring the Gallina Country
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Cost of trip: FOA members: $85, non-FOA members: $95


A moderate to strenuous day hike in the Gallina Country of northwestern New Mexico exploring the homeland of this enigmatic prehistoric Puebloan culture. Forest Service archaeologist Mike Bremer will lead this tour of the mesas and canyons of the Gallina region.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.

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May 10, 2018

Secrets of Northern Peru–SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
May 10th-May 24th
Explore the fascinating areas of Northern Peru with Dr. Tim Maxwell


The Friends of Archaeology invites you to join Dr. Tim Maxwell, Director Emeritus of the Office of Archaeological Studies, to explore the fascinating areas of Northern Peru. A complete and detailed itinerary can be found on the Journey's International Northern Peru trip listing here: https://www.journeys-international.com/secrets-of-peru.

This tour is a fundraising effort to support the research and education programs of the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies. For more information, contact Rosa Ramirez Carlson by phone at (505) 310-1863 or by e-mail at info@journeys-international.com.

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June 3, 2018

Chiles and Sherds at Pueblo San Cristóbal
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Cost of trip: FOA members: $100, non-FOA members: $110, children: $60, and Pine Canyon: $130

This year's day-long event will include several tours of Pueblo San Cristóbal as well as a single opportunity for one group to hike Pine Canyon. Cost of trip: FOA members: $100, non-FOA members: $110, children 10-16 years old touring Pueblo San Cristóbal: $60, and Pine Canyon for all participants: $130; call (505) 982-7799, ext. 7 for reservations and any questions about this event. Detailed information packets and waivers will be distributed in mid-May.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.

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September 15, 2018

Harvest Days at the CNMA
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Cost of event: FOA members: $85, non-FOA members: $95


Come celebrate Harvest Days at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Explore Rio Grande farming and ethnobotany with native cuisine tasting. To make reservations, call (505) 982-7799, ext. 6 after 7 am, starting Tuesday, August 7. The cost will be $85 for FOA members and $95 for non-FOA members.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.

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September 29, 2018

The Pre-History of Salinas Pueblo, the other Galisteo Basin
Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 Cost of trip: FOA members: $225, non-FOA members: $250

A two-and-a-half day tour of the spectacular pueblo and mission ruins in the Salinas area of central New Mexico. Formerly populated by both the Tompiro and Tiwa tribes, the Salinas area has long been regarded as a cultural crossroads between traditional Puebloan cultures to the north, Plains cultures to the east, and the Mogollon culture to the south.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.

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October 20, 2018

International Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm, free!

Join the staff of the Office of Archaeological Studies on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm, for "Experiencing New Mexico's Past Through Archaeology" at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology!

Please contact Eric Blinman at (505) 476-4404 or eric.blinman@state.nm.us for details, directions, and more information.

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November 4, 2018

Holiday Party and Silent Auction
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 3 to 6 pm
Cost of event: $20


Come meet the OAS archaeologists and find out what exciting projects they have been involved in recently. Bid on wonderful and unusual items at a silent auction, Sunday, November 4, 3 to 6 pm, at Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta. $20 includes a light buffet and one beverage at a no-host bar.

Make reservations beginning Monday, October 1, 2018 by calling (505) 982-7799, ext. 7. The proceeds from this event help fund research and education programs at the Office of Archaeological Studies.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.

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