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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Meeting:                   7:15 PM
Lecture:                    7:30 PM

Local Speaker: Michael Bletzer
Subject: “
Recuerdos de mediodía: archaeological and historical snippets of the Rio Grande Piro province, c. 1500-1700

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The Santa Fe Archaeological Society
PO Box 31603
Santa Fe, NM 87504

August 20, 2017

Dear Members and Friends of the Santa Fe Archaeological Society:

Another year is upon us and as your new president I hope that you will find our scheduled speakers and programs interesting and exciting.  There is one major change this year.  We are now asking that non-members who attend our monthly meeting make a voluntary contribution of $5.00 to attend the meeting.  Such fees we receive will be used to defray any costs we incur with our programs.  We will be meeting on the same schedule and the same location as last year:  the 3rd Tuesday of each month, in the private room at the Pecos Trail Café (2239 Old Pecos Trail).  As in the past, members can order from the menu and pay individually for their order.  Members can arrive at 5:30 p.m. in order to mix and have a meal before the lecture begins, uninterrupted, at 7:30 p.m.

We have scheduled the following programs (fuller explanations to follow):

September 19, 2017:  Audrey Horning (AIA Lecturer) – Worlds in Motion:  Ireland, the Atlantic and Early Colonial America

October 17, 2017:  Richard Ford – Archaic Period Petroglyphs in the Northern Rio Grande

October 21, 2017:  Fall Brown Bag Trip – Vista Verde, Richard Ford, tour leader

November 21, 2017:  Jim Bradford – Underwater Archaeology

January 15, 2018:  Woody Aguilar – Archaeology of Tunyo (Black Mesa)

February 19, 2018:  Charlie Haecker – NPS Battlefield Sites

March 20, 2018:  John Hale (AIA lecturer) – Viking Longships

April 17, 2018:  Jeremy Sweat – Bandelier Archaeology

April 20-23 or April 27-30, 2018:  SPRING TRIP – Amarillo: Clayton Hotel, Alibages Flint Quarry, Fort Union, Palo Duro Canyon SP, Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, Adobe Walls

May 5, 2018:  Spring Brown Bag Trip – Valles Caldera, Obsidian Ridge, Anna Steffen, tour leader

May 15, 2018:  Michael Bletzer – Pueblo on Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge

May 20, 2018:  Annual Meeting – home of Garnis Hagan, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

We will have a presence at International Archaeology Day, as we did last year, at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology on October 21st, joining with the Museum of New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies.  There will be lectures and demonstrations of prehistoric skills and hands-on opportunities.

Our local chapter dues will remain the same at $15.00 per person and should be paid at the September meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please send that amount to our post office box.  Dues for the Archaeological Institute of America membership can be paid online at  There are discounts in available some cases.

I hope to see all of you at this year’s lectures and on our trips.  Please contact me with any suggestions for trips or improvements to our programs.

Sue-Ellen de Beer


The Santa Fe Archaeological Society. PO Box 31603, Santa Fe, NM 87594

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