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.

April 1 - Dinner Night at the Museum

The Center will be open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.  Anyone who visits the Center during these hours will receive a coupon for a 10% discount for dinner that evening across the street at the Corner Bistro.  Our next Wednesday evening dinner will be April 1.

Dr. Awe Belize Talk Video Now Available

On March 13 we were very fortunate to host Dr. Jaime Awe, former Director of the Archaeology Institute of Belize for a talk.  The talk is now available on our YouTube Channel and on our video page.

Dr. Garvie Meteorite Talk Now Available

On March 3, Dr. Laurrence Garvie visited the Center for the opening of the "Return of the Camp Verde Meteorite" exhibit.  He provided an interesting and informative overview of meteorites. The talk is now available on our YouTube Channel and on our video page


First 2015 Colorado Field School Session Filled

The 2015 Colorado field school schedule at the Mitchell Spring site near Cortez Colorado is accepting reservations for the second and third sessions.   Registrations are available by selecting the individual session by clicking on Activities and then on our events calendar.

Camp Verde Meteorite Returns After 100 Years

The meteorite found in 1915 in a Sinagua ruin near Camp Verde will be on display in a new exhibit at hte Center.  The meteorite is on loan from the Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies from March 1 through August 31. The exhibit is open during regular hours.  Admission to the Center is always free.  Monthly talks on the importance of meteorites to ancient Native American cultures will begin on March 28 during the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.   Click HERE for more information on the Meteorite Exhibit.

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Upcoming Events

01 Mar 2015 • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
02 Apr 2015 • Belize
11 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
18 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
25 Apr 2015 11:00 AM • Camp Verde
31 Jul 2015 • Cortez, Colorado

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