Upcoming Events

October 7, 2023

Comanche Gap tour
October 7th and 8th, 2023
Cost of trip: $85

October 11, 2023

Blue-Gray to Biscuit Ware; Trends and Connections
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson (OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

October 27, 2023

DÍa de los Muertos Redux
OAS Brown Bag talk by Sherri Spaar (OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

DÍa de los Muertos Redux

October 27, 2023

Friday, October 27, 2023 at 12:00 noon, free!

OAS Research Associate and Friends of Archaeology Board Member Sheri Spaar will be offering a special Brown Bag Talk, Día de los Muertos Redux: The Deep Archaeological Roots of the Day of the Dead, on Friday, October 27, 2023. This talk will concentrate on the calendrical halfway mark between the Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice that has been a cause of ritual and celebration in most pre-modern societies worldwide. Archaeological evidence from the Bronze Age of Europe through the New World sheds light on the ancient European past and its influence on the practices in the New World.

This talk will be held in the OAS library at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Talks are informal. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will also be provided in an online format (Zoom) and a recording posted after the fact on both the Friends of Archaeology Facebook page and the FOA YouTube channel. Look for special announcements regarding this and other talks on the FOA Facebook page or on the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies' website.


Meeting ID: 973 0276 8205

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.