OUR MISSION is to preserve archaeological sites and collections, to curate the collections locally, and to make them available for research and education; to develop partnerships with American Indians, cultural groups and the communities it serves; and to foster a deeper understanding of prehistory and American Indian history in the Verde Valley through the science of archaeology.

Sherman Loy Memorial Award Inaugurated

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is pleased to announce the inauguration of an annual award program.  The Sherman Loy Memorial Award will be given annually to an avocational archaeologist for their outstanding efforts in the protection and promotion of the archaeological heritage of the Verde Valley.  The recipient is chosen based on their contribution to our knowledge of archaeology, active participation in the preservation or protection of archaeological sites, presentation of educational lectures or discussions, published books or articles, or who has worked closely with organizations that contribute to the science of Anthropology. Sherman Loy was an avid avocational archaeologist and was one of the first Life Members to join the Center in 2010.

The Sherman Loy Memorial Award will be inaugurated in 2014 at a presentation on September 30 at 7:00 pm in the Cliff Castle Casino Sedona Ballroom. Detail about the first recipient can be found on the event page.

Center Receives Yavapai Community Foundation Grant

On July 25, the Center received a check for $1,000 from the Yavapai County Community Foundation during the Joy of Giving luncheon at the Prescott Resort. This grant was given to the Center to help print two free publications that has been developed for the Children's Archaeology Adventure area within the Center.  These booklets will be printed shortly and be available to give to children visiting the Center after Labor Day.












This year the Center will hold Archaeology Day observances on October 11 and 12 at the Center to coincide with Camp Verde's Fort Verde Days, an event that draws thousands to Camp Verde. On October 18, the Center will also mark International Archaeology Day with the inauguration of an Annual Benefit Gala at the Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona.


Upcoming Events

15 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Museum of Northern Arizona, Pearson Hall
30 Sep 2014 7:00 PM • Cliff Castle Casino Sedona Ballroom
11 Oct 2014 10:00 AM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
18 Oct 2014 6:00 PM • Poco Diablo Resort, Sedona
21 Oct 2014 7:00 PM • Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd.
22 Oct 2014 8:30 AM • Departing from the Archaeology Center


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