Upcoming Events

April 23, 2019

Origin of “Anasazi” Ceramics: A View from the Southern Chuska Valley
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson ( former director of the OAS' Ceramics Analysis Laboratory and current OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

May 18, 2019

Explore the Vista Verde Comanche Petroglyphs
Saturday, May 18, 2019, all day; $90 for FOA members and $100 for non-members

Archaeological Compliance and Research at LANL: Turkeys, Homesteaders, and the Manhattan Project National Historical Park

February 12, 2019


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 12:00 noon, free!

by Cyler Conrad, Ph.D., Cultural Resource Technical Lead, LANL

This talk focuses on the status of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) cultural resource compliance and research program. Recent compliance-based research on pre-Hispanic turkey husbandry and management, ancestral Pueblo small-site use and function, human adaptations during the homesteading era, and the creation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, provide the opportunity to re-examine the function and role of cultural resources in a national laboratory setting. This talk will include the function of the cultural resources program and how compliance research benefits the long-term programmatic strategy at LANL.

The Brown Bag talks are held in the OAS conference room at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Talks are informal (and you can bring your bag lunch). Usually, seating is adequate, but we have had 80-plus people show up for a talk in a room that can only hold 35. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. 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.