Upcoming Events

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!

April 28, 2018

Exploring the Gallina Country
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Cost of trip: FOA members: $85, non-FOA members: $95

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

June 3, 2018

Chiles and Sherds at San Cristóbal Pueblo
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Cost of trip: FOA members: $100, non-FOA members: $110, children: $60, and Pine Canyon: $130

We Will Date Any Old Thing: Radiocarbon Dating at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology

March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 12:00 noon, free!

The Low Energy Plasma Radiocarbon Sampling Laboratory is on the cutting edge of radiocarbon sampling. The ability to date extremely small amounts of organic materials through “gentle” surface oxidation has opened up a variety of dating applications difficult to address with conventional radiocarbon methods. These include the collection of stratigraphically-sequential samples from sooted rockshelter ceilings, the dating of oxalate layers both underlying and overlying rock art images, and the dating of residues from sherds. Although it did not stretch the lab’s capabilities, the recent sampling of a reputed Picasso canvas proved an interesting diversion from normal archaeological work.

The Brown Bag talk 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.