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Office of Archaeological Studies

Excavation at the McCartys highway salvage project.

The Office of Archaeological Studies conducts archaeological research projects throughout New Mexico with a diverse group of 40 - 50 archaeologists and support staff. Its mission is to identify, interpret, and share information about prehistoric and historic sites across the state.

The office serves state agencies and private organizations that need archaeological studies performed as part of their development projects. In addition, OAS also provide ethnographic and historical research services.

OAS's award-winning education outreach program directly interacts with New Mexicans in order to answer their questions about archaeology, history, and the heritage of New Mexico.

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