ARCHAEOLGY FAIR 2022

The 2022 Archaeology Fair will resume as an in-person fair and we look forward to seeing you soon!  

This year's Fair will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Bernalillo Community Museum, 118 Calle Malinche, Bernalillo.  For the museum's website, visit:  https://www.tobnm.gov/departments/bernalillo_community_museum/index.php

Look for more information soon.  Any questions?  Please contact Michelle Ensey at michelle.ensey@state.nm.us

 

ARCHAEOLGY FAIR 2021

Thank you for joining in to our online, virtual 2021 Archaeology Fair.  Look for news about the upcoming 2022 Archaeology Fair, soon!

Below is information from the 2021 Virtual Archaeology Fair.

HISTORY OF THE ARCHAEOLOGY FAIR

The New Mexico Archaeology Fair has been held annually since 1992 with a hiatus from 2009 to 2013.  This article briefly summarizes past events and where they were held to highlight the commitment to serving the entire state.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEW AT THE NEW MEXICO STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE.

Most people are unfamiliar with the State Historic Preservation Office/Historic Preservation Division.  This article provides background on who we are and what the professional archaeologists on staff do in the office.

HISTORIC TRASH DUMPS AND THEIR POTENTIAL TO ENHANCE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF LOCAL HISTORY

A trash depot was revealed during excavation for a waterline at Fort Stanton Historic Site.  Its potential significance is discussed.

PERMIAN BASIN, COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 106 OF NHPA AND ROCK ART

The Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement (PA) provides a dedicated research fund for archaeological projects in southeast New Mexico.  The Bureau of Land Management’s publication, Rocks Telling Stories: Rock Art in New Mexico’s Guadalupe Mountains/Carlsbad Region was funded under the Permian Basin PA. More information about the Section 106 consultation may be found here.  

COLORING BOOK

For over 20 years, the Historic Preservation Division has printed a coloring book or an activity book for use at the annual Archaeology Fair and other outreach events.  These coloring pages have been revised and revamped and can be downloaded for a fun activity!

NEW MEXICO SITE WATCH PROGRAM

SiteWatch trains citizen volunteers to assist land-management agencies and their preservation partners in protecting New Mexico’s cultural resources.  For more information, please download this informational one-pager about the program.

ECOLOGIES OF SPACE AND TIME:  THE SHARED HISTORY OF HUMANS AND FIRE IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS, NEW MEXICO.

Visit HPD’s YouTube page for a video presentation by Dr. Rachel Loehman, Research Landscape Ecologist, U.S. Geologic Survey from the annual NM SiteWatch conference held in April 2021.

HOW TO IDENTIFY HUMAN BONE. 

Visit HPD’s YouTube page for a video presentation by Dr. C.L. Kieffer Nail from the annual NM SiteWatch conference held in April 2021.  Please note that this video contains images of human remains and is intended to help train archaeologists about how to identify human bone during work that requires a permit.  Human remains are protected by New Mexico State Law.  It is illegal to knowingly disturb a human burial.  If you find an unmarked human burial, immediately call local law enforcement.  Visit here for more information. 

ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE LAVA

Visit HPD’s YouTube page for a video presentation by Steve Baumann.  Mr. Baumann is the Chief of Resources Management Division, National Park Service for El Malpais and El Morro National Monument.  His presentation is from the April 2021 annual SiteWatch conference. 

TRACKING DOWN OHIO’S ANCIENT EARTHWORKS WITH HIGH TECH: REDISCOVERING ANCIENT MONUMENTS (200 NC – AD 400)

Visit HPD’s YouTube page for a video presentation by Dr. Jarrod Burks of Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc.  His presentation is from the April 2021 annual SiteWatch conference. 

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 Virtual Archaeology Fair!