Taos Archaeological Society


Calendar

All TAS lectures are open and free to the general public. Being a member is not required to attend any of our meetings. The Taos Archaeological Society lectures are held the second Tuesday of every month, September through May (except December), at 7:00 p.m.


Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming events

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

    Location:  Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

    Date: Nov. 8, 2017 (Wednesday) @ 7:00 PM

    Speaker:  Michael Burney, Archaeologist

    Subject:  Ozette, Washington--Excavating a Maritime Makah Whaling Village.

    Makah families left the coastal village of Ozette in the 1920s to comply with the federal government's requirement that they send their children to school, and by doing so they ended nearly two thousand years of occupation at this strategic whale- and seal-hunting site on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Archaeologist Richard Daugherty took note of the site in a survey of the coast in 1947 and later returned at the request of the Makah tribal chairman when storm waves began exposing both architecture and artifacts. Full-scale excavations from 1966 to 1981 revealed houses and their contents―including ordinarily perishable wood and basketry objects that had been buried in a mudflow well before the arrival of Europeans in the region. Led by Daugherty, with a team of graduate and undergraduate students and Makah tribal members, the work culminated in the creation of the Makah Museum in Neah Bay, where more than 55,000 Ozette artifacts are curated and displayed.

    Michael Burney: Awarded B.A.in anthropology from the Univ. of Idaho, Moscow and M.A. From the Univ. of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked for a number of native tribes: the Umatilla, Cayuse, and Walla Walla, Oregon; the Rosebud and Yankton Sioux, SD; and Assiniboine/Sioux and Northern Cheyenne, Montana. He continues to advocate for the participation of tribes in Amerca's cultural management (CRM) industry. Michael currently travels with federal law attorney, Gary Montaa, (Standing Rock Sioux, Ft. Yates, ND) teaching archaeological monitoring to tribal members selected by their tribal governments.

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

    Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, across from Ace Hardware.

    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.



    • 10 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

    January 10, 2018  Wednesday - 7PM

    Mary Weahkee

    Turkey Feather Blanket Production Demonstration

    Indigenous Symbolism in Ceramic Iconography

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

    Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, across from Ace Hardware.

    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.


    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 30 Jan 2018
    • Mexico

    This is an announcement for a TAS sponsored trip to Mexico, led by Phil Alldritt, our TAS co-president.   The dates are Jan 23rd thru Jan 30th., 2018.  

    For more detail check out this link:    http://www.taosarch.org/Mexico


    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM

    Location:  Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

    Date: Feb 13, 2017 (Tuesday) @ 7:00 PM

    Speaker:  Lay Powell

    Subject:  Rock Art in the Petrified National Park of Northeastern Arizona.

    Lay Powell is an an archaeological field illustrator and artist with deep roots in New Mexico's prehistoric landscape. In 1992 he had the pleasure of not only joining the Taos Archaeological Society (TAS), with Paul Williams at the helm, but also was given the job of recording the archaeological inventory within the then Orrilla Verde Recreation Area (OVRA), of the Rio Grande Gorge. The Archaeological Society of New Mexico (ASNM) soon discovered his drawing skills and he was caught up in the final year of survey at 3 Rivers Petroglyph Site and their Rock Art Recording Field School. The list is extensive of his accomplishments and sites, including my involvement with the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project (MP3), which lead him to become a RAT (Rock Art Trekker) who leads ahead of survey teams in exploration of difficult terrains for hidden pockets of rock art. To date he is now with a special survey team that is recording new acquisitioned lands surrounding the Petrified Forest National Park, in Arizona. He is also an instructor at the Eastern New Mexico University, in Ruidoso, where he teaches a class on rock art and we visit at least 12 sites surrounding the Ruidoso area. His subjects of special study are solar alignments, cupules and utilitarian zones, and the research of a Meso-American deity found in the southern reaches of the United States called Tlaloc.

    Topic:  Rock Art in the Petrified National Park of Northeastern Arizona

     Over the past three years I have been honored to work as the exclusive survey team, locating, recording and submitting hundreds of rock art images found in the newly acquired 6000 plus acres to the Petrified Forest National Park, located in the Painted Desert of northeastern Arizona. Much of the lands have been newly purchased ranches surrounding the Park and contain sites never before seen by the public eye. The archaeological cross section has been phenomenal in seeing rock art that ranges from archaic to Classic Puebloan, ancestral Hopi to Route 66 construction periods and everything in between. What few people understand is that the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert are not just places to see beautiful landscapes with unique fossil records of our early Earth, but this space contains the highest concentration of rock art images in entire state of Arizona.


Past events

12 Oct 2017 Important: changes and deadlines Apache trip October 12 - 17 2017
12 Oct 2017 TAS Trip - Apache/Mining Trip - October 12- 17, 2017
11 Oct 2017 TAS October 11th Meeting - Historic Period Heritage Features
21 Sep 2017 TAS Book Group - Sept 21, 2017
13 Sep 2017 TAS September Meeting - Wednesday
29 Aug 2017 TAS Brown Bag - The Material Cultures of American Latinxs
19 Aug 2017 Aug. 19th - Dixon Summer Archaeology Series
11 Aug 2017 TAS Brown Bag - The History of Chan Chich
05 Aug 2017 Saturday Lecture - Reading Native Pictography
30 Jul 2017 2017 TAS Summer Potluck
26 Jul 2017 Correction: Wednesday, July 26th - Dixon Lecture Series
12 Jul 2017 Correction - July 12th - Dixon Lecture Series
05 Jul 2017 TAS Brown Bag - Two August Talks
20 Jun 2017 June 20th - Dixon Lecture Series
20 Jun 2017 TAS Trip - 3 Rivers Petroglyph Site and Water Canyon Archaic Site
07 Jun 2017 June 7th - Dixon Lecture Series
10 May 2017 May 10 - Religion and Rebellion in 17th C. New Mexico
20 Apr 2017 TAS Book Group - April 20, 2017
11 Apr 2017 Correction April 11 - The Complexity and Diversity of Chaco Canyon
14 Mar 2017 March 14 - Over the Santa Fe Trail to Taos 1825
28 Feb 2017 Correction - TAS Book Group - Feb 28 2017
22 Feb 2017 Feb 22 - Prehistoric Trade - Mesoamerica and the Southwest
19 Jan 2017 TAS Book Group - Jan 19th - Please RSVP
10 Jan 2017 Jan 10th - New Archaeological Discoveries In the San Luis Valley
15 Dec 2016 TAS Book Group - Dec 15 - Please RSVP
13 Dec 2016 TAS Book Group - Upcoming Schedule
07 Dec 2016 TAS Holiday Potluck
03 Dec 2016 TAS Book Group - Upcoming Schedule
17 Nov 2016 TAS Book Group - Nov 17 - Please RSVP
08 Nov 2016 Nov. 8th - Flintknapping: Art of the Ancients
11 Oct 2016 October 11th -Prehistoric Sites of the Northern Plains
06 Oct 2016 Field Trip - Ruins of Tsi/pinowinge, near Abiquiu.
28 Sep 2016 Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
21 Sep 2016 TAS Book Group - DATE CHANGE - Sept. 21 - Please RSVP
13 Sep 2016 Sept 13th - Busted Prospects and Ghosted Boomtowns
17 Aug 2016 August 17th - Dixon Lecture Series
09 Aug 2016 Aug 9th - Tuesday - SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series
26 Jul 2016 July 26 - Tuesday - SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series
24 Jul 2016 2016 TAS Summer Potluck
13 Jul 2016 July 13th - Dixon Lecture Series
12 Jul 2016 July 12 SMU-IN-TAOS Lecture Series
06 Jul 2016 July 6th - Dixon Lecture Series
05 Jul 2016 July 5 - Tuesday - SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series
28 Jun 2016 June 28 - Tuesday - SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series
21 Jun 2016 Today - SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series
14 Jun 2016 Tuesday - SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series
07 Jun 2016 Heads Up!! - SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series
26 May 2016 TAS Book Group May 26th - Please RSVP
10 May 2016 Correction - Leaving Home: Understanding Prehistoric Population Relocation in the Taos Region
29 Apr 2016 ASNM Annual Meeting- Field Trip Information
12 Apr 2016 Excavation at High Rolls Cave, New Mexico
24 Mar 2016 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
08 Mar 2016 A Ritual Site on the Lower Rio Hondo
09 Feb 2016 TAS Annual Meeting & Elections
09 Feb 2016 The Burial Artifacts of Two Disturbed Graves in Roy, New Mexico
21 Jan 2016 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
12 Jan 2016 Talk: Stone Calendars of the Southwest
17 Dec 2015 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
01 Dec 2015 TAS Holiday Potluck
10 Nov 2015 Talk: The Pueblo Indian Occupation of the Mesa Verde Region
13 Oct 2015 Talk: Coronado, Onate, and the Mixton War, 1540 - 1542
24 Sep 2015 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
08 Sep 2015 TAS Talk: Protection of the Chaco Landscape
27 Aug 2015 TAS Book Group Special Meetimg
19 Jul 2015 TAS Summer Potluck
16 Jul 2015 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
12 May 2015 TAS Talk: A Tale of Two Species
22 Apr 2015 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
14 Apr 2015 TAS Talk: The Archaeology of Cuba, Part II
18 Mar 2015 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
10 Mar 2015 TAS Talk: History of Jemez Province
12 Feb 2015 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
10 Feb 2015 TAS Talk: Prehistoric Musical Instruments
15 Jan 2015 TAS Book Group - Please RSVP
06 Jan 2015 TAS Talk: Working with America's Indigenous Tribes in Archaeology
11 Dec 2014 TAS Book Group
09 Dec 2014 TAS Holiday Potluck
20 Nov 2014 TAS Book Group
11 Nov 2014 TAS Talk: Ask, and Come Back Again: Line-of-Sight Signaling
29 Oct 2014 TAS Book Group
14 Oct 2014 TAS Talk: Chuska Valley: Chaco Colony or Ancient Puebloan Hearrtland
17 Sep 2014 TAS Book Group
17 Sep 2014 TAS Book Group
16 Sep 2014 TAS Talk: The Archaeology of Colonial New Mexico: Testimony of the Rio Grande Gorge
14 Aug 2014 Aug 14th - Dixon Lecture Series - "Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project "
04 Aug 2014 TAS Brown Bag Presentation - Aug 4, 12 Noon
23 Jul 2014 TAS Book Group
20 Jul 2014 Don't forget - TAS Summer Potluck
17 Jul 2014 TONIGHT - Dixon Lecture Series - "Archaeology of the Pueblo Revolt"
02 Jul 2014 TAS Brown Bag Presentation - July 2, 12 Noon
26 Jun 2014 TAS Book Group
23 Jun 2014 Monday - TAS Brown Bag Presentation - June 23, 12 Noon
19 Jun 2014 Archaeology of Catholic Landscapes
17 Jun 2014 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2014
14 May 2014 TAS Book Group
13 May 2014 A Tale of Two Species: How Chocolate and Macaws became Prestige Items.
22 Apr 2014 TAS Book Group
08 Apr 2014 The Archaeology of Cuba
11 Mar 2014 Turkey's Göbekli Tepe
11 Feb 2014 Ft. Massachusetts
14 Jan 2014 A Century of Research on the Santa Fe National Forest and Its Impact on Our Understanding of Archaeology in the Northern Rio Grande
10 Dec 2013 TAS Holiday Potluck
12 Nov 2013 Land Use and Social History in the Southern Chuska Valley, New Mexico.
03 Nov 2013 Friends of Archaeology Celebration
19 Oct 2013 Chaco weekend
08 Oct 2013 Rock Art along the Rio Grande
26 Sep 2013 Rocky Mountain Anthropological Conference
10 Sep 2013 History of the Utes in Colorado and New Mexico
06 Aug 2013 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2013
28 Jul 2013 TAS Summer Potluck - Pls RSVP
24 Jul 2013 Baahku Excavation
09 Jul 2013 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2013
02 Jul 2013 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2013
25 Jun 2013 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2013
18 Jun 2013 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2013
11 Jun 2013 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2013
28 May 2013 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2013
21 May 2013 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2013
15 May 2013 Connecting the Past: History and Archaeology
11 May 2013 Tour Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Preserve
12 Apr 2013 TAS Brown Bag Presentation - April 12
09 Apr 2013 Archaeology and Archival Research
12 Mar 2013 Recent Research on Clovis Cache
12 Feb 2013 The Development of Maya Writing
08 Jan 2013 Early Taos Pottery and the Evidence for Cultural Mixing in Prehistoric Northern New Mexico
13 Nov 2012 Historic Mining site preservation in the Red River Watershed
09 Oct 2012 Winds from the North: Tewa Origins and Historical Anthropology
11 Sep 2012 EAT—PRAY—PETRA: PROTECTING A WORLD HERITAGE SITE’S PAST
02 Aug 2012 TAS Brown Bag Presentation - Aug 2
22 Jul 2012 TAS Summer Potluck
08 May 2012 TAS Monthly Meeting - Change in Location - May 8, 7PM
05 May 2012 Updated Information - TAS Field Trip to the Blackwater Draw Clovis Site and Museum
10 Apr 2012 TAS Monthly Meeting - Apr 10, 7PM
13 Mar 2012 TAS Monthly Meeting
14 Feb 2012 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
10 Jan 2012 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
09 Dec 2011 TAS Holiday Potluck
12 Nov 2011 TAS Day Trip: Feast Day at Jemez Pueblo.
08 Nov 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
13 Oct 2011 Working Field Trip - Rio Grand/Red River area
11 Oct 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
13 Sep 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
09 Aug 2011 SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
26 Jul 2011 SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
19 Jul 2011 SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
12 Jul 2011 SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
06 Jul 2011 TAS Summer Pot Luck and Meeting with SMU, Columbia and Mercyhurst Field Schools
28 Jun 2011 Date Correction: SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
21 Jun 2011 Date Correction: SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
14 Jun 2011 SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
07 Jun 2011 SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
04 Jun 2011 Tour of the Ortiz Mining District
31 May 2011 SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
24 May 2011 SMU-in-Taos Colloquium Lecture Series - 2011
10 May 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
09 May 2011 TAS BrownBag: Australian rock art
12 Apr 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
08 Mar 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
22 Feb 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
08 Feb 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
11 Jan 2011 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
14 Dec 2010 TAS Annual Holiday Potluck
10 Nov 2010 SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Lecture Series
09 Nov 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
09 Nov 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting - Dinner Reservations
03 Nov 2010 SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Lecture Series
27 Oct 2010 SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Lecture Series
20 Oct 2010 SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Lecture Series
16 Oct 2010 TAS & Taos County Historical Society Special Presentation
13 Oct 2010 SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Lecture Series
12 Oct 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
06 Oct 2010 SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Lecture Series
01 Oct 2010 Taos Junction Bridge Area Project & Potluck!!!!!
29 Sep 2010 SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Lecture Series
22 Sep 2010 SMU-in-Taos / UNM-Taos Lecture Series
14 Sep 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting - Special bylaws voting
14 Sep 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
08 Sep 2010 TAS Brown Bag Presentation - Guatemala - Sept. 8th
17 Aug 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
11 Aug 2010 Tipi Rings & Petroglyphs
09 Aug 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Special Talk
03 Aug 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
31 Jul 2010 Maya Archaeology Lecture/Discussion
29 Jul 2010 TAS Brown Bag Presentation - July 29th
27 Jul 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
20 Jul 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
17 Jul 2010 TAS Carson Reservoir Day Trip
13 Jul 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
29 Jun 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
22 Jun 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
15 Jun 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
08 Jun 2010 TAS Summer Potluck & SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
01 Jun 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
25 May 2010 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2010
11 May 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
13 Apr 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
09 Mar 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
09 Feb 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
12 Jan 2010 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
08 Dec 2009 TAS Annual Holiday Potluck
10 Nov 2009 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
26 Oct 2009 Gallina Culture Ruins
13 Oct 2009 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
08 Sep 2009 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
15 Jul 2009 Rescheduled - TAS Brown Bag Presentation
08 Jul 2009 TAS Brown Bag Presentation
30 Jun 2009 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2009
24 Jun 2009 Special lecture, sponsored by the "Yale Alumni of Taos"
23 Jun 2009 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2009
13 Jun 2009 San Marcos Pueblo day trip
09 Jun 2009 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2009
02 Jun 2009 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
28 May 2009 TAS Brown Bag Presentation
12 May 2009 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
01 May 2009 ASNM 2009 State Conference, Taos NM
14 Apr 2009 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
06 Apr 2009 Hopi & Navajo Lands Trp
16 Mar 2009 Baja Expedition
10 Mar 2009 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
10 Feb 2009 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture
13 Jan 2009 TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture & Dinner
12 Dec 2008 Taos Archaeological Society's Annual Holiday Potluck
11 Nov 2008 Taos Archaeological Society's Monthly Meeting/Lecture
05 Nov 2008 TAS Trip to Cuernavaca / Patzcuaro / Morelia
18 Oct 2008 Wells Petroglyph Preserve Tours
14 Oct 2008 Taos Archaeological Society's Monthly Meeting/Lecture
08 Oct 2008 Mata Ortiz/Madera Trip
08 Oct 2008 Valles Caldera Archaeology Van Trip
08 Oct 2008 Rock Art of the Mimbres Mogollon Culture
23 Sep 2008 Valles Caldera Archaeology Van Trip
20 Sep 2008 Wells Petroglyph Preserve Tours
09 Sep 2008 Taos Archaeological Society's Monthly Meeting/Lecture
02 Sep 2008 TAS-Taos Public Libray Archaeology Book Project
29 Aug 2008 Natural Bridges National Monument Centennial Celebration
23 Aug 2008 Rio Chama River Trip
16 Aug 2008 Taos Historical Society Field Trip
07 Aug 2008 Pecos Conference - Flagstaff, AZ
29 Jul 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
26 Jul 2008 Taos County Historical Society Meeting
22 Jul 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
15 Jul 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
08 Jul 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
01 Jul 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
29 Jun 2008 Pueblo Blanco - Galisateo Basin Tours
24 Jun 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
20 Jun 2008 Campout and petroglyphs for summer solstice - June 20, 21st, 2008
17 Jun 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
10 Jun 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
03 Jun 2008 TAS Summer Potluck & SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
29 May 2008 TAS Board Meeting
27 May 2008 SMU-IN-TAOS Colloquia Lecture Series - 2008
17 May 2008 New Mexico State Archaeological Society demonstration
17 May 2008 Wells Petroglyph Preserve Tours
13 May 2008 Taos Archaeological Society's Monthly Meeting/Lecture
08 May 2008 TAS Day Trip to Bandelier
25 Apr 2008 ASNM 108th Annual meeting in Farmington, NM
08 Apr 2008 Taos Archaeological Society's Monthly Meeting/Lecture
26 Mar 2008 Brown Bag - TAS Northern Arizona Trip
11 Mar 2008 Taos Archaeological Society's Monthly Meeting/Lecture

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