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.

July 11, 2017

Interpreting Vallecitos Black-on-white ceramics
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson (OAS Research Associate and former director of the OAS' Ceramic Analysis lab) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Lecture on the Vallecitos Black-on-white ceramic type by C. Dean Wilson (OAS Research Associate and former director of the OAS' Ceramic Analysis lab) at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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October 17, 2017

Dia de los Muertos: Pre-Columbian Past to Present
OAS Brown Bag talk by Sherill Spaar (Professor of History [retired], East Central University, and OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Sherill Spaar (Professor of History [retired], East Central University, and OAS Research Associate) presents a lecture on the ancient Celtic practices that evolved into Day of the Dead observances in the New World 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.

July 22, 2017

Vallecitos Pueblo tour and lecture
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Cost of trip: $85 for FOA members, $95 for non-FOA members


Marlon Magdalena, Instructional Coordinator for the Jemez Historic Site, will lead this tour of several Ancestral Jemez villages north of modern Jemez Pueblo.

To reserve your place for this event call (505) 982-7799, ext. 7 after 7am starting Thursday, June 15.

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 17, 2017

Comanche Gap tour
September 17, 2017
Cost of trip: $60 for FOA members, $75 for non-FOA members


A tour of the volcanic feature in the Galisteo Basin known as Comanche Gap. An extremely strenuous hike to world-class rock art areas with little public access and absolutely no modern conveniences.

To reserve your place for this event call (505) 982-7799, ext. 6 after 7:30am starting Tuesday, June 20.

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 6, 2017

Into the Dinetah Labyrinth: Exploring Pueblo I and Navajo Archaeology
Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, 2017
Cost of trip: $255 for FOA members, $290 for non-FOA members

The Dinetah—the traditional homeland of the Navajo, or Diné, people—extends from Bloomfield in the north to Dulce in the south and is sandwiched roughly between US 64 on the east and US 550 on the west. The majority of the region is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and the Dinetah may be the richest federal archaeological land holding in the United States. Hiking will not be strenuous, but high-clearance vehicles are recommended and carpooling is highly encouraged.

To reserve your place for this event call (505) 982-7799, ext. 7 after 7am starting Tuesday, August 29.

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 21, 2017

International Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm, free!

Join the staff of the Office of Archaeological Studies on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 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.

Explore the interactive map below for directions.


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November 5, 2017

Holiday Party and Silent Auction
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 3 to 6 pm
Cost: $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 5, 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 2, 2017 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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