OAS | July 2024

Hopefully you received a copy of the Digging Deeper Into New Mexico Archaeology booklet that was recently mailed. Inside is a fascinating look into some of the research areas of the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS). The booklet is a part of our annual appeal for research donations. Private contributions fuel the innovations and research progress housed at the OAS. If you would like to make a contribution to support their great work, click here.

The Office of Archaeological Studies is looking forward to a busy summer in 2024. OAS archaeologists have been busy completing field projects. They completed monitoring of the installation of new historic markers along the Santa Fe River for the New Mexico Department of Transportation and they are currently completing surveys across New Mexico for the State Land Office. OAS has been contracted by a local Pueblo for a large excavation project that is expected to start in July.

Their scientists in the analytical laboratories have been busy as well. The archaeomagnetic lab recently completed a study for the National Park Service. Progress continues on developing the procedures for the Super Critical Fluid process in the Carbon 14 lab. If you would like to learn more about what is happening at the archaeology office, feel free to reach out so I can help schedule a tour.