Verde Valley
Archaeology Center

 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.

Archaeology Fair A Huge Success

A big THANK YOU if you were one of the almost 3,000 who attended our annual Archaeology Fair and International Archaeology Film Festival.  This was by far our largest and most successful event.  We are already planning next year's event for March 27-29, 2015.  Mark your calendars!

Barbie on the Verde -- A fundraising picnic on the Verde River with typical BBQ fare with live music. Tour a home-made Navajo hogan and underground kiva, throw an atlatl, pet the sheep and avoid the wild turnkeys.  Say hello to ET and Eddie the Emu's.

April 26 - 11 am t0 3 pm -- Adults $10, Children $5 -- Space is limited to 100 adult (no limit on children). Early registration is appreciated to permit food planning.

You can register online or purchase tickets at the Center.

Tsegi Canyon Llama Trip scheduled

Enjoy a unique experience hiking the beautiful Tsegi canyons and visiting ancient ruins, while your gear is packed in by llamas.  Base camp at a lovely spring at the foot of the impressive Bat Women House ruin.  This trip is only made available because of the personal and professional history in the Canyon of the guides.

All meals and equipment is included in this wonderful 5-day 4-night trip from September 15-19, 2014.

Tsegi Canyon is a remote system of canyons near the Navajo National Monument. The impressive monocline is just North of Black Mesa and West slightly of Monument Valley.  The Tsegi Canyons were heavily occupied by the Kayenta Anasazi during the last phase of the prehistoric pueblo period.  Many of the cliff dwellings that will be seen are sister ruins to Betatakin and Kiet Siel ruins featured at Navajo National Monument.  Historically this Canyon has been closed to the public at large. 

Cost is $1300 for Center members and $1350 for non-Center members (include a 1 year membership).  Space is limited to 10 people. If you are interested in going please contact Linda Krumrie at 928-451-4790 or email at

Spring Newsletter
Archaeology Quarterly
Now Available to download

Upcoming Events

26 Apr 2014 11:00 AM • Toad Acres on the Verde (see map on flyer)
01 May 2014 8:30 AM • Leaving the Center at 8:30 am
11 Jul 2014 • Dove Creek, Colorado
01 Aug 2014 • Dove Creek, Colorado
15 Aug 2014 • Dove Creek, Colorado
15 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Museum of Northern Arizona, Pearson Hall


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