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.

Education Outreach Events


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

Women's Club Lecture Series


Culture and History of the Southwest: Archaeological Perspectives

The growth of archaeological knowledge of Southwestern culture history is remarkable, often rendering textbooks obsolete with frustrating speed. The Friends of Archaeology has commissioned four overview lectures, over two afternoons, summarizing the state-of-the-discipline of Southwestern culture history. Each one-hour illustrated lecture will be followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion; Sunday, March 19 and Sunday, March 26, 2017 – Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, 1pm – 4pm, $75 for both dates, $45 for one date. Reservations will be accepted by calling and leaving a message on (505) 982-7799, ext. 5 after 7am on February 14, 2017.

March 19, 2017

Culture and History of the Southwest: Archaeological Perspectives (Lecture 1)
Women's Club Lecture Series talk by Jeremy Sabloff, George T. Crawford, and Eric Blinman at the Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, 1pm – 4pm

The Friends of Archaeology sponsors the first lecture in a two-part introduction to the culture history of the American Southwest. This lecture will be led by Jeremy Sabloff, George T. Crawford, and Eric Blinman.

This lecture will take place at the Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, 1pm – 4pm, $75 for both dates, $45 for one date. Reservations will be accepted by calling and leaving a message on (505) 982-7799, ext. 5 after 7am on February 14, 2017.

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March 26, 2017

Culture and History of the Southwest: Archaeological Perspectives (Lecture 2)
Women's Club Lecture Series talk by Eric Blinman and John Ware at the Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, 1pm – 4pm

The Friends of Archaeology sponsors the second, and final, lecture in a two-part introduction to the culture history of the American Southwest. This lecture will be led by Eric Blinman and John Ware.

This lecture will take place at the Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, 1pm – 4pm, $75 for both dates, $45 for one date. Reservations will be accepted by calling and leaving a message on (505) 982-7799, ext. 5 after 7am on February 14, 2017.

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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.

May 12, 2017

Salinas Pueblos
Friday, May 12 through Monday, May 15, 2017
Cost of trip: FOA members: $300, non-FOA members: $375


A four-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.

To reserve your place for this event call (505) 982-7799, ext. 6 after 7am starting Tuesday, April 4.

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 20, 2017

Hopi Weekend at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st
Cost of event: $95 for one day, $150 for both days


The Lalo family from the village of Hotevilla on Third Mesa will give an extended presentation on Hopi culture, farming, and art during this two-day event at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. The first day will focus on Hopi dry-farming methods and the second day will be an introduction to several Hopi craft types including kachina carving, basket weaving, and ceremonial clothing weaving.

To reserve your place for this event call (505) 982-7799, ext. 5 after 7am starting Tuesday, April 11.

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

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June 18, 2017

Zia Agricultural Fields
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Cost of trip: FOA members: $85, non-FOA members: $95


Ulysses Reid, of Zia Pueblo, will lead a strenuous morning hike of Jemez River Valley agricultural terraces near the pueblo, followed by lunch and an exhibition of arts and crafts.

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

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

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July 1, 2017

Jemez Sites tour
Early July
Cost pending


Marlon Magdalena, instructional coordinator for the Jemez Historic Sites, will lead this tour. For details, see the next Friends of Archaeology newsletter.

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September 1, 2017

Comanche Gap tour
September
Cost pending


A tour of the volcanic feature in the Galisteo Basin known as Comanche Gap. A strenuous hike to world-class rock art areas with little public access. Details to come.

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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 extends from Aztec 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. We will be carpooling to all of the sites.

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

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 6, 2017

Holiday Party and Silent Auction
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 3 to 6 pm
Cost pending


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. 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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