Login

 
 

 

Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 03 Jun 2016
    • Love Africa and Sedona Rock Art Galleries

    The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has been invited to participate in the First Friday Sedona Art Walk at the new Love Africa Decor & Gallery and the Sedona Rock Art Gallery. Executive Director Ken Zoll will give 45-minute presentations on June 3 at 6:00 pm  on Ancient Rock Art Used for Solar Calendars.

    Refreshments will be served. Any donations made during the evening will benefit the Center's Capital Campaign.

    Limited seating so please call the gallery at 928-282-8473 to book a seat.

    The galleries are located at 150 State Route 179 just before the 89A roundabout in the Red Stone Center near Baskin Robbins.

    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road

    The first film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods. This film explores the 3,500 year-old history of this divine substance through ritual and obsession. From Mayan kings who were buried with it, to urban professionals who bathe in it, the film begins in ancient Mesoamerica and journeys throughout time to Europe’s finest chocolate houses where chocolate is still revered as one of mankind’s highest expressions of decadence. Archaeological and anthropological revelations expose the sacred realm of cacao and give the vie whole new perspective on chocolate.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 17 Jun 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde

    The first film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods. This film explores the 3,500 year-old history of this divine substance through ritual and obsession. From Mayan kings who were buried with it, to urban professionals who bathe in it, the film begins in ancient Mesoamerica and journeys throughout time to Europe’s finest chocolate houses where chocolate is still revered as one of mankind’s highest expressions of decadence. Archaeological and anthropological revelations expose the sacred realm of cacao and give the vie whole new perspective on chocolate.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 24 Jun 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Killer Whale and Crocodile. Carvers from two of the world's great carving traditions come together. A First Nations carver from Canada travels into the jungles of Papua New Guinea and a New Guinea carver travels to urban Canada. Together, they share each other's cultures and learn about the myths and legends that inform their individual artistic styles.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • 26 Jun 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Winslow, Arizona
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    The Center has organized a 2-day field trip with Dr. Charles Adams to Homolovi, Chevlon Ruins, and Rock Art Ranch.  Dr. Adams is the Curator of Archaeology for the Arizona State Museum.  He is also Director of the Homolovi Research Program and a professor of archaeology at the University of Arizona.  He will be sharing information from decades of research he has done in the Little Colorado River Valley.

    Cost for this field trip is $95 per person.

    Payment in full is due upon registration.  Please understand, there will be No Refunds for cancellations.  If you must cancel, your payment will become a donation to the Center.

    Transportation, overnight accommodations, and meals will be your own responsibility and are not included in the cost of the field trip. 

    A group dinner is being arranged for Saturday night at the Turquoise Room Restaurant at La Posada Hotel for all that are interested.  

    Recommended accommodations are La Posada Hotel in Winslow where a block of rooms has been held for our group.  Other suggestions are Homolovi State Park Campground or Best Western Winslow Inn.

    Additional details on recommended accommodations, group dinner on Saturday night, directions and meeting times and places will be in your registration confirmation email.



    Contact John or Lisa Ward at 928-254-9553 or hikes@trailheadvideo.com.


    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Killer Whale and Crocodile. Carvers from two of the world's great carving traditions come together. A First Nations carver from Canada travels into the jungles of Papua New Guinea and a New Guinea carver travels to urban Canada. Together, they share each other's cultures and learn about the myths and legends that inform their individual artistic styles.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 08 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is The Sign on the Stone: The Unknown Sahara of the People With No Name. This film tells the story of how 12,000 years ago, after a period of extreme drought, the rain returned and life began to slowly sprout in the central Sahara. The first communities formed, culturally accomplished and able to define their identity not only through the mere physical survival but also to elevate their daily lives and primitive need to the complex level of pictorial expression. Through their cave paintings the shelters that gave them refuge became the place of abode and conservation of a culture.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 15 Jul 2016
    • 18 Jul 2016
    • Cortez, Colorado
    • 3

    The Center holds a series of excavation field schools near Cortez, Colorado at Mitchell Springs site. The 2016 dates are July 15-18, August 12-15 and August 26-29. 

    The Member cost to attend one session is $185.

    The Non-member cost to attend the first session is $235, which includes a one-year membership. The cost to attend a second or third session is $185, since membership was purchased with the first session. Wait until your membership is processed before registering for additional sessions.

    To reserve your space/spaces you must register and pay your fee at the time of registration. There is a $75 non-refundable cancellation fee.

    No experience is necessary. You will be paired with someone with experience. All materials will be supplied, unless you have your own that you would like to bring. You should be in good health as the activity is mildly strenuous. The weather can be hot, in the high 80's, so appropriate clothing, sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water is a must.

    For additional information, contact Jim Graceffa at dr.jvg@hotmail.com.

    • 15 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is The Sign on the Stone: The Unknown Sahara of the People With No Name. This film tells the story of how 12,000 years ago, after a period of extreme drought, the rain returned and life began to slowly sprout in the central Sahara. The first communities formed, culturally accomplished and able to define their identity not only through the mere physical survival but also to elevate their daily lives and primitive need to the complex level of pictorial expression. Through their cave paintings the shelters that gave them refuge became the place of abode and conservation of a culture.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 19 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

    As editor of the third edition of Fran Kosik’s classic travel book, "A Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations," Jim Turner retraced her routes in January 2013, updating information on dozens of intriguing Native American trading posts, prehistoric ruins, museums, and natural wonders. Using the pictures taken on that trip, this presentation creates a visual travelogue of this vast beautiful and culturally unique domain.

    Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than seventy museums in every corner of the state. He wrote the pictorial history book, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, is a part-time editor for Rio Nuevo Publishers, and writes articles for magazines and newspapers. Turner moved to Tucson in 1951, earned a master’s degree in U.S. history from the University of Arizona, and has been researching, writing, and teaching Arizona history for almost forty years.

    This is a free talk, open to the public.

    Cliff Castle Casino Hotel - July 19 - 6:30 pm


    • 22 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Agave Is Life.  This film unveils the 10,000 year-old story of mankind's symbiotic relationship with the agave plant. Once a critical resource for survival among hunter and gatherers living in the arid regions of the American Southwest and Mexico, we learn how agave later became embedded in myth, religion, art, and culture. For these indigenous peoples, it was truly a gift from the gods. Portions were filmed in the Verde Valley.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 29 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Agave Is Life.  This film unveils the 10,000 year-old story of mankind's symbiotic relationship with the agave plant. Once a critical resource for survival among hunter and gatherers living in the arid regions of the American Southwest and Mexico, we learn how agave later became embedded in myth, religion, art, and culture. For these indigenous peoples, it was truly a gift from the gods. Portions were filmed in the Verde Valley.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 05 Aug 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Secrets of the Pyramid of Djoser.This film follows Latvian scientists, archaeologists, radar and photogrammetry specialists and others, banded together to create a unique technology for exploring archaeological sites. In the oldest stone building in the world the scientific expedition discovered new underground rooms and a network of gallerie, forcing a reevaluation of previous assumptions about the role and function of pyramids.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 12 Aug 2016
    • 15 Aug 2016
    • Cortez, Colorado
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    The Center holds a series of excavation field schools near Cortez, Colorado at Mitchell Springs site. The 2016 dates are July 15-18, August 12-15 and August 26-29. 

    The Member cost to attend one session is $185.

    The Non-member cost to attend the first session is $235, which includes a one-year membership. The cost to attend a second is $185, since membership was purchased with the first session. Wait until your membership is processed before registering for additional sessions.

    To reserve your space/spaces you must register and pay your fee at the time of registration. There is a $75 non-refundable cancellation fee.

    No experience is necessary. You will be paired with someone with experience. All materials will be supplied, unless you have your own that you would like to bring. You should be in good health as the activity is mildly strenuous. The weather can be hot, in the high 80's, so appropriate clothing, sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water is a must.

    For additional information, contact Jim Graceffa at dr.jvg@hotmail.com.

    • 12 Aug 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Secrets of the Pyramid of Djoser.This film follows Latvian scientists, archaeologists, radar and photogrammetry specialists and others, banded together to create a unique technology for exploring archaeological sites. In the oldest stone building in the world the scientific expedition discovered new underground rooms and a network of gallerie, forcing a reevaluation of previous assumptions about the role and function of pyramids.

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 19 Aug 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Stone Age Masters: The Magdalenian Masters. This film tells the story of the Magdalenians - ancestors that settled in large areas of Europe between 18,000 and 10,000 years B.C. Their art was amazingly developed. The sculpted bas-relief of the Roc-aux-Sorciers site in southwestern France is proof that a golden age of prehistory did actually exist. This film reveals the Lascaux cave, a showcase that suggests that the Stone Age may well have had its share of “Michelangelos.”

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 26 Aug 2016
    • 29 Aug 2016
    • Cortez, Colorado
    • 1

    The Center holds a series of excavation field schools near Cortez, Colorado at Mitchell Springs site. The 2016 dates are July 15-18, August 12-15 and August 26-29. 

    The Member cost to attend one session is $185.

    The Non-member cost to attend this session is $235, which includes a one-year membership. 

    To reserve your space/spaces you must register and pay your fee at the time of registration. There is a $75 non-refundable cancellation fee.

    No experience is necessary. You will be paired with someone with experience. All materials will be supplied, unless you have your own that you would like to bring. You should be in good health as the activity is mildly strenuous. The weather can be hot, in the high 80's, so appropriate clothing, sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water is a must.

    For additional information, contact Jim Graceffa at dr.jvg@hotmail.com.

    • 26 Aug 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde

    The next film in this summer's free Archaeology Film Fest is Stone Age Masters: The Magdalenian Masters. This film tells the story of the Magdalenians - ancestors that settled in large areas of Europe between 18,000 and 10,000 years B.C. Their art was amazingly developed. The sculpted bas-relief of the Roc-aux-Sorciers site in southwestern France is proof that a golden age of prehistory did actually exist. This film reveals the Lascaux cave, a showcase that suggests that the Stone Age may well have had its share of “Michelangelos.”

    All Summer Archaeology Film Fest films are free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Limited seating. No reservations. All films are about one hour.

    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Poco Diablo Resort, Sedona
    • 130

    Please plan to attend our International Archaeology Day Benefit Gala. It will again be held at the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort. The 2015 event sold out.

    The event features a Silent Auction and a very short program including a talk by Filmer Kewanyama, an award-winning Hopi artist from Shungopavi, Second Mesa, Arizona, whose work depicts the sacred Hopi way of life. One of Filmer's original oil paintings will be included in the Silent Auction.

    Menu selections will be announced soon. Tickets are $125 ($75 tax deductible) that include a drink ticket and will go on sale on September 1.

    Additional details and ticket purchases can be found on the webpage for the Gala.