Upcoming Events

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!

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!

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!

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

Variation in Earth’s Magnetic Field Strength and Direction As Seen in the American Southwest

August 22, 2017


Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon, free!

Shelby Jones-Cervantes will give a presentation on her current archaeomagnetic dating research and the methods behind this very important mode of dating archaeological material. Over the past six decades, a number of scientists have devoted their careers to collecting and measuring the magnetic properties of archaeological burned sediments, such as hearths, bricks, kilns, and pottery. The resulting data show that the Earth’s magnetic field has varied significantly over the last 2,000 years. This rich archaeomagnetic database is now being integrated into global models of the Earth’s field, strengthening both the geophysical models and the archaeologists’ ability to use geomagnetic variation as a dating technique.

The Brown Bag talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology at 12:00 noon 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.