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.

Executive Director Appears on Yavapai Broadcasting

Executive Director Ken Zoll appeared on Yavapai Broadcasting program County Wide carried on local radio stations and on Verde Valley TV.  Click Here to see the interview.

Annual Gala Tickets Now Available












On October 18, the Center will mark International Archaeology Day with the inauguration of an Annual Benefit Gala at the Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona.


Upcoming Events

08 Oct 2014 9:00 AM • V Bar V Parking Lot
15 Oct 2014 9:00 AM • V Bar V Parking Lot
18 Oct 2014 6:00 PM • Poco Diablo Resort, Sedona
21 Oct 2014 7:00 PM • Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd.
16 Nov 2014 2:00 PM • Camp Verde Community Center Rooms 206/207
20 Jan 2015 7:00 PM • Cliff Castle Casino Hotel Ballroom


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