Join The Archaeological Conservancy in Celebrating International Archaeology Day with lots of family fun in two of our Regions: in the Western region in San Diego, California and in the Southwestern Region in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you are not near one of those locations check out a celebration near you by searching for your city or State or Country at

Arch in the Park:

San Diego International Archaeology Day

Join the San Diego Archaeological Society for the annual Arch in the Park on October 21st at the Los Peñasquitos Adobe Ranch House from 10am-3pm! Free Family-Fun! Come out to experience, enjoy, and support archaeology! Here are some of the many fun events:

10am-1pm: First People Kumeyaay Movie Showing
11am: Art Show Awards
1pm: Running Grunion’s Performance
All day: Tables and Demonstrations
Archaeological Excavation
Raffle Prize Drawings
Tours of the Adobe Ranch House

The San Luis Rey Tribe will be selling fry bread tacos, fry bread, and drinks. There is a restroom on site.

International Archaeology Day in New Mexico

Join us for International Archaeology Day open house at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507) on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a FREE family friendly event with lots of Demos and Hands-on activities!

The Archaeological Conservancy as the only national, nonprofit organization preserving the most significant archaeological sites in the United States, will provide information on the extraordinary archaeological sites we have saved in New Mexico including among many the Chaco Outlier known as the Holmes Group Site and the Wells Petroglyph Preserve, our archaeological tours and information on how you can get involved in preservation.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the building, which is the primary storage facility for New Mexico’s archaeological collections, as well as the offices and working research laboratories of the Office of Archaeological Studies. Visitors of all ages can learn about New Mexico’s unique 12,000 year cultural heritage through a wide range of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and interactions with archaeologists.

Come throw atlatls, shoot bows, make yucca fiber, learn about rock art, and query archaeologists with all those questions you have always wanted to ask about New Mexico archaeology.

Please visit the Office of Archaeological Studies’ website for details, directions, and more information



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