Upcoming Events

August 13, 2019

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!

August 15, 2019

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

When “Take only pictures” Isn’t Enough: Two Case Studies in Kiva Mural Recovery

March 12, 2019


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

by Eric Blinman, PhD, Director, OAS

Wall art in ancient pit structures is rarely preserved. When it is found in a salvage archaeology situation, the next question is “can it be recovered?” OAS has successfully recovered two kiva murals in the past 30 years, and the process is of interest from both an engineering and art historical perspective.

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.