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    • 01 Mar 2015
    • 31 Aug 2015
    • Verde Valley Archaeology Center

    In 1915 an "Indian artifact hunter" made an unusual discovery -- a 135 lb. meteorite buried in a room of an ancient ruin east of Camp Verde.  The meteorite eventually made its way into the collection of the Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies.  The Center will have this meteorite on loan for a six-month exhibit starting on March 1, 2015.  An exhibit guide will be available and the Center will present monthly talks on the meteorite and others found at other ancient Native American locations.  Watch the Calendar of Events for the dates and times of these monthly talks.

    • 25 Jul 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Verde Valley Archaeology Center

    In conjunction with the Return of the Camp Verde Meteorite exhibit, Executive Director Ken Zoll, will present a talk on the uses of meteorites among ancient Native American cultures.  This talk will also provide additional details about the Camp Verde meteorite and other meteorites found at ancient ruins in the Verde Valley.

    The talk is free.  Space is limited to the 26 available seats filled on a first-come basis.

    • 29 Aug 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Verde Valley Archaeology Center

    The Camp Verde Meteorite exhibit will close on August 30.

    In conjunction with the Return of the Camp Verde Meteorite exhibit, Executive Director Ken Zoll, will present a talk on the uses of meteorites among ancient Native American cultures.  This talk will also provide additional details about the Camp Verde meteorite and other meteorites found at ancient ruins in the Verde Valley.

    The talk is free.  Space is limited to the 26 available seats filled on a first-come basis.

    • 29 Sep 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona

    The first meeting of the Center's lecture series features the presentation of the annual Sherman Loy Memorial Award.  

    The recipients have been selected and will be announced prior to this meeting.

    The guest speaker, who has worked with the recipients for many years, will be Peter Pilles, Jr., Forest Archaeologist for the Coconino National Forest.

    This is a free lecture and open to the public.

    • 17 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • VVAC Learning Center

    As part of the observance of International Archaeology Day, the Center is pleasd to host Master artist Oralia López.  She has set the standard in Mata Ortiz for finely executed geometric pottery designs. She is most famous for her unique patterns of graduated squares and triangles, drawn with such exactness that a secondary design of diamonds is produced. The designs are painted on white clay with black, red, and white paints. Like all of the members of her family, Oralia uses paints mixed from local minerals.

    Her work is inspired by a rich heritage of Native American religious symbolism in geometrically patterned ceramics, and provides a spiritual connection to artists whose identity is lost in the mists of antiquity. Oralia’s great dedication to her work is reflected in the magnificent quality of each piece. She shows her work throughout the United States, and her reputation as an exceptional artist has spread to Europe and Asia.

    • 17 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Verde Valley Archaeology Center

    The Center will mark International Archaeology Day with a series of lectures, films and a demonstration of Mata Ortiz pottery painting.  See the webpage  for more details on time and venue. 

    • 17 Oct 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Camp Verde Community Center Rooms 206/207

    As part of International Archaeology Day, the Center will again host Dr. Jaime Awe for a talk on the Archaeology of Belize.

     Dr. Awe was born in San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize. He was educated at Trent University, Canada, the State University of New York in Albany, and the University of London, England. Dr. Awe conducted research at Caracol, Caledonia, Pacbitun, Cahal Pech, and the Valley of Peace. After completing his studies, Dr. Awe was employed as a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Trent University. In 1997 he took an appointment as Professor at the University of New Hampshire and launched the Western Belize Regional Cave Project. In June, 2000 he returned to Belize to take the position of Deputy Commissioner of Archaeology with the Department of Archaeology (now the Institute of Archaeology). He conducted excavations and conservation work at Caracol, Lamanai, Xunantunich, and Altun Ha. He is Belize's technical representative to the Mundo Maya Organization and Director of the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project. In Sept, 2003 Dr. Awe became the first Director of the Institute of Archaeology and served in that position until 2014 when he decided to focus on his passion for teaching and mentoring students. He is now at Northern Arizona University. He has published articles on Cahal Pech, Baking Pot, the caves of Western Belize and completed several documentaries.

    • 24 Oct 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Poco Diablo Resort, Sedona
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    Please mark your calendar for our Fifth Anniversary Celebration and Annual Gala.  

    It will again be held at the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort. The 2014 event sold out so we have added two more tables for 2015.  

     

    Details can be found on the webpage for the Gala.  

    • 19 Jan 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 555 W Middle Verde Rd, Camp Verde

    The Verde Valley Archaeology Center's Annual Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors is held on the third Tuesday of January.  This year's meeting, in addition to reports of the President, Executive Director, and Treasurer, will feature an address by our Director of Archaeology, Dr. Todd Bostwick.

    Dr. Bostwick's topic will be announced closer to the date.

    The meeting and talk is free and open to the public.