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

Exploring the Gallina Country

April 28, 2018

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

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Mike Bremer, Forest Service archaeologist for the Santa Fe National Forest, will lead an all-day tour of the Gallina area in northwestern New Mexico.

The Gallina people entered this area, possibly en masse, in the late 12th- or early 13th-century. They lived in small farming villages in both pithouses and surface dwellings, both of which will be visited on this tour. They also built towers which are viewed as having a defensive, and possibly a spiritual, context. We will visit sites in the Llaves Valley including Nogales Cliff House, Rattlesnake Ridge, and other sites in the Mesa Golondrina area. These people chose to live in a very rugged, but also very beautiful, region which was entirely depopulated by 1300 AD. Possible reasons for this sudden depopulation will be discussed while visiting the various living structures.

This trip is rated as moderate to strenuous in difficulty, with the longest walking being 2.5 miles, round trip, with the first 1.25 miles being uphill with a rugged trail and relatively steep change in elevation.

For more information or to make reservations, call (505) 982-7799, ext. 6, after 7 am, starting March 27. The cost will be $85 for FOA members and $95 for non-FOA members.

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