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.

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.

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.

The Archaeology of Belize

We are very fortunate to host Dr. Jaime Awe for a talk on the Archaeology of Belize on Friday, March 13, at 6:30 pm in the meeting rooms of the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 555 West Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde.  This presentation is free and open to the public. Click HERE for more information.

Archaeology Fair Selected as a Signature Event of AZSciTech

Whether you are age three or 103, you will find something interesting and exciting on the 2015 Arizona SciTech Festival agenda to celebrate our state’s leadership in science, technology and innovation. The Arizona SciTech Festival selects a small number of events to highlight as a "Signature Event."  We are pleased that our Verde Valley Archaeology Fair has been selected as a Signature Event.  Learn more about our Fair by clicking HERE

2015 Colorado Field Schools Announced

The 2015 Colorado field school schedule at the Mitchell Spring site near Cortez Colorado has been announced.  Click HERE for the announcement.  Registration for each field school is available now by selecting the individual session, or all sessions, by clicking on Activities and then on our events calendar.

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Upcoming Events

01 Mar 2015 • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
13 Mar 2015 6:30 PM • Cliff Castle Casino Hotel meeting room
02 Apr 2015 • Belize
11 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
25 Apr 2015 10:30 AM • Jackpot Ranch Camp Verde
31 Jul 2015 • Cortez, Colorado

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