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.

March 13, 2018

We Will Date Any Old Thing: Radiocarbon Dating at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
OAS Brown Bag talk by Marvin Rowe, Jeff Cox, and Eric Blinman at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Marvin Rowe, Jeff Cox (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies' Archaeomagnetic Dating Laboratory), and Eric Blinman (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies) present a lecture on the Low Energy Plasma Radiocarbon Sampling Laboratory at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon.

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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.

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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