Complex Ties between Past and Present
Ancestral Abiquiu Pueblo
The Berkeley-Abiquiu Collaborative Archaeology Project is exploring the potential connection of an Abiquiu Mesa site to exchange systems during the Ancestral Pueblo period, with special emphasis on using x-ray fluorescence spectrometry to examine the origins of obsidian and rock art pigments; and also to document possible archaeological evidence of the historical ties with Merced del Pueblo de Abiquiu to the surrounding areas. Excavation director Danny Sosa-Aguilar (Ph.D. candidate) of the University of California, Berkeley will present project goals and some of the exciting results of the 2019 field season.
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.