Upcoming Events

6-9 August 2015 – Pecos Conference, Mancos, Colorado

2 May 2015 – Prehistory Day and Open House at the Landmark

Join us for our part of New Mexico’s Cultural Heritage Month.  We are already expecting a large turnout and several demonstrators are committed to this year’s event.  We plan to have displays of Ice-Age animal bones, artifacts of New Mexico, atlatl throwing, primitive fiber arts, flint knapping demonstrations, and tours of the bone bed.  Look for more information on the blog in the months to come.

11 April 2015 – Archaeology Day at the Branigan

Saturday, from 10:00 – 2:00 pm at the Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

25 October 2014 – Blackwater Draw Atlatl Competition and Throw

Gates open at 9:00 am.  Practice rounds in the morning.  Competition begins around 10:30.  Learn something new.  Prizes given in each class.  All skill levels welcome and encouraged.  Sponsored by Eastern New Mexico University club Mu Alpha Nu.

3 May 2014- 5th Annual Prehistory of New Mexico Day at the Clovis Site. 

More information will follow shortly.


4 May 2013

4th Annual Prehistory of New Mexico Day –


Past events have included pottery demonstrations, flintknapping, fire making, yucca fiber and cordage, atlatl (spear) throwing, and other native crafts of the Southern High Plains and Southwest.


10 Responses to Upcoming Events

  1. Brenda L. Banas says:

    I was at Blackwater Draw a few years ago and would like to go again. When are you open?
    Thank you, BLB

    • Paleotool says:

      We’re open weekends only in the fall (Sept-Oct), 9-5. The atlatl event is October 26th this year. We close for winter then reopen weekends in April-May. Summer we’re open every day 9-5.
      Come on back sometime.

  2. Christine Fairbanks says:

    I hope I can make it. It has been 47 years since I first got my hands dirty at this site.
    ENMU ’68

  3. Christine Fairbanks says:

    What is the date for the NM Cultural Heritage Month open house? American Archaeology Magazine says May 2, but the information on this site states 3rd and 4th.

    • Paleotool says:

      Sorry, but it’s the 3rd. Post to follow.

      • Christine Fairbanks says:

        *&^%!! I won’t be able to make it as I have an all day event in Hobbs on the 3rd and was planning to make the trip a two-fer. I’ll still be in the area on the 2nd, so will have to make do with a trip to the museum.

      • Paleotool says:

        Sorry! Come to the site on Sunday then. Not as much going on but more content than the museum.

  4. Christine Fairbanks says:

    I’ll have to re-arrange the whole weekend first. I had planned on heading home from Hobbs on Sunday as I have a meeting Monday night. I’ll see what I can do.

  5. Christine Fairbanks says:

    I was able to re-arrange some of my weekend, so I’ll be at BD on Sunday. Any special considerations that day for charter members of Mu Alpha Nu?

    • Paleotool says:

      Too bad you’ll miss the Prehistory Day event though. The site is open and there will be an excellent person at the Visitor’s Center to fill you in on recent work.

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