April 29, 2020

Our closure (of both site and museum) has been extended through July 31st, in keeping with the guidance of our parent institution, Eastern New Mexico University. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and urge you to maintain safety and health best practice...

October 3, 2019

We apologize for any inconvenience for those who are trying to reach us. Our lines have been down since Monday due to the torrential rainfall and flooding we are getting hit with. The phone company is working on the problem, and we hope to be back up by early next week...

September 10, 2019

It's that time of year again! We're starting to gear up for our Annual Atlatl Competition at the NHL, and boy, do we have news for you! This year the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark will be co-hosting the State Archaeology Fair at the site (along with State...

September 2, 2018

Hi all,

We apologize for the inconvenience but the archaeological site will be closed on Sunday, September 2nd due to the weather. Our trails are washed out and are not safe for visitation.

We apologize for the inconvenience!

August 31, 2018

All: we are excited to announce that we have begun planning in earnest for our 18th Annual Atlatl Competition! This year's date will be October 27th, the last Saturday of the month as has been our tradition in years past. We will have our competition, as well as our sp...

July 4, 2018

Hi all, Happy Fourth of July! The Landmark (archaeological site) will be open today until 5 pm. You can go to our "About" page for directions.

The museum will NOT be open today, as the University is closed for the holiday and the museum is on the ENMU campus. 

We apologi...

March 30, 2018

The site will reopen this weekend, March 31- April 1. The site will be open on weekends only until Memorial Day, after which we will be open allllll summer long-- woohoo! Check us out soon.

March 30, 2018

Join us on May 5th for our Annual Prehistory Day Open House event at the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark. This event is a part of New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month. Be there or be square!

September 11, 2017

Maybe (hopefully!) you've all seen our event on our Facebook page already. BUT for those of you who haven't liked us yet on Facebook (for shame, y'all!) here's an update on our annual, and most popular, event. 

For over 15 years, the Annual Atlatl Competition has been-...

September 11, 2017

Welcome, welcome, welcome to Dr. Brendon Asher, the newest member of our team! Not only has Dr. Asher joined our community at Blackwater Draw, he's also joined the Anthropology Department, Eastern New Mexico University, and the wonderful city of Portales! I hope you'll...

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