OAS | May 2024

On May 15 Dr. John Taylor-Montoya, Office of Archaeological Studies' Executive Director, will be offering a free lunchtime talk entitled It’s a Hard-Rock Life: Women and Children at Historic Mines in Southern New Mexico at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), 12:00 noon. This talk will center on historic mining communities in southern New Mexico, the associated residential communities nearby, and includes a treatment of the daily life of the wives and children of miners living in very harsh conditions in remote regions of the state.

This spring, we will be mailing an appeal for donations to support the research efforts at the OAS. Donations fund exciting breakthroughs in archaeomagnetic data, super critical fluids, lithics, ceramic analysis, osteology, field work and more. Keep an eye on the mail for more information and to learn how you can make a difference.

Lastly, we are thrilled to announce that the OAS will be a recipient of a $250,000 gift from the Susan S. Martin Charitable Fund. This gift will be used to further support research and education at the archaeology office.