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On this site you'll find information about our activities and meetings. We hope you will find all of the information you are looking for about our organization.

Our first talk after the summer break

September 13, 2016, 7 PM

Where: Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Speaker: Carrie Leven

Topic: Busted Prospects and Ghosted Boomtowns: Historic Mining Archaeology in Amizette and Twining, New Mexico

Carrie Leven, Questa District Archaeologist, will present a slide-illustrated talk about historic archaeology and archival research into the mining boom in the Rio Hondo Mining District that happened in the Taos Ski Valley area in the 1890s until around World War I.

Join other TAS members and our speaker for Dinner at 5PM

Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, 

Arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, place your order at the front, 

and take your number to the back room. No reservations needed.

TAS Trip

Three Rivers Petroglyph Park 

and to an active excavation at Creekside, a Jornada Mogollon site in the Tularosa, New Mexico area.  

Please click on the box below for the full description of this trip. 

If you wish to join this trip please notify Carl Calvert at ccalvert@hardhatlaw.net


After a summer hiatus of 3 months, the TAS BookClub will resume meeting in September; the book chosen is Over the Santa Fe Trail to Mexico...the travel diaries and autobiography of Dr. Rowland Willard, ed. by Joy Poole 2015 to be discussed.  Also, an extra treat, the editor Joy Poole will be a TAS speaker sometime next spring!

Thurs,Sept 22 7pm at Don Keeffe's home

Please RSVP Don at drdonkeefe@yahoo.com only if you are attending so he can have a head count.

Some other books we are reading are:

  • Talking to the Ground...one family's journey on horseback across the sacred land of the Navajo by Douglas Preston 1995...will be hosted by Chris Riveles Taos Library has a copy
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 2014 Insightful and entertaining. Taos Library has a copy
  • A Great Aridness: climate change and the future of the American southwest (2011) by William DeBuys Taos library has a copy
  • Mesa Of Sorrows...A History Of The Awat'ovi Massacre By James F. Brooks 2016 Taos Library Has A Copy
  • The Origin Myth Of Acoma Pueblo By Edward Proctor Hunt 2015
  • Jungles Of Stone: The True Story Of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, And The Discovery Of The Lost Civilization Of The Maya. William Carlson, 2016 (this book recommended by Jeff Boyer)

The BookClub is always open to suggestion of book ideas.

Taos Archaeological Society

PO Box 143

Taos, NM, 87571


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