Upcoming Events

July 10, 2018

Excavating the ‘Last of the Phoenicians’: Field Work at Tel Kedesh of Upper Galilee
OAS Brown Bag talk by Sharon Herbert, Ph.D and Charles K. Williams II (Distinguished University Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Michigan) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

August 14, 2018

The Deep History of Indian Market Pottery Traditions
OAS Brown Bag talk by Eric Blinman (Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

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

October 20, 2018

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

November 4, 2018

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

The Pre-History of Salinas Pueblo, the other Galisteo Basin

September 29, 2018


Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30, 2018
Cost of trip: $225 for FOA members, $250 for non-FOA members

An intriguing two-and-a-half day tour of the little known Salinas region of New Mexico is being offered this fall. While within an hour of Albuquerque, the area is still mysterious and controversial. The tour will include public National Park Service sites, as well as large pueblos in the Cibola National Forest that are usually unseen by the public. A special treat is a visit to an A.D. 900-1100 jacal (wattle-and-daub construction) village that has been recently mapped and may help rewrite the prehistory of the area. Archaeologist and guide Ward Beers will give a talk on Friday night about the history of the sites we will see as well as an overview of the prehistoric Salinas occupation. There will be strenuous climbing and hiking to some of the sites.

Overnight accommodations in Corona will be available and participants should make their lodging reservations early. A Brown Bag Talk given by Ward Beers will be scheduled in August at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Stay tuned to www.nmarchaeology.org for more information. To make reservations, call (505) 982-7799, ext. 7 after 7 am, starting August 28. The cost of this trip is $225 for FOA members and $250 for non-members.

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