Santa Fe Archaeological Society (SFAS)

A chapter of The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)

The purpose of the SFAS is to promote archaeological research, to stimulate the love of art, and to contribute to the higher culture of the Southwest.

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The Santa Fe Archaeological Society (SFAS), founded in 1900, is one of the oldest archaeological societies in North America. It became a chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) in 1916, and remains the only AIA chapter in New Mexico.

During its first century, the chapter has gone from being combined with the state archaeological society, to being an adjunct with the Museum of New Mexico, and then coupled with the School of American Research. It became a separate organization in 1971 and boasts a membership that is widely traveled in world archaeology.

Upcoming Events

Here are our upcoming meetings and field trips.
There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events: Field Trips, Brown Bag Trips & Dinner/Lectures

View all past and future events here.

President’s Letter

Read the annual letter from our President, John Fitter.


It is important for those wishing to renew or join the SFAS that local dues are paid at the first meeting of the current year. This will assure you will be on the membership list for future meetings and be included in the Society’s membership booklet. Dues are $20 per person. Notices will be sent by email. If you do not use email and require postal mail notifications, then please add an additional $10.00 to your dues (for a total of $30).

If you cannot attend the September 17th lecture, please mail a check at your earliest convenience to the SFAS at P.O. Box 31603, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Please note that you must also be a member of the Archaeological Institute of America.