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.
The Archaeology and Identity of Navajo
Our next lecture on February 17 features Dr. Kerry Thompson. Dr. Thompson is an archaeologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. A member of the Navajo Nation, Dr. Thompson’s research interests revolve around indigenous issues in Anthropology and Archaeology. Dr. Thompson is also a lithic analyst and has analyzed assemblages in the American Southwest and Peru. Current research interests revolve around the intersection of Anthropology and Archaeology and issues of American Indian identity. More information on the lecture by clicking HERE.
Traditional Methods of Working Wood, Bone and Antler: Hawaiian and Native American
Our next class is on February 28 will discuss traditional tool making methods that compares Native American and Hawaiian cultures. For further information, visit the class information by clicking HERE.
Camp Verde Meteorite Returns After 100 Years
The meteorite found in 1915 in a Sinagua ruin near Camp Verde will be on loan from the Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies from March 1 through August 31. A Members-Only Preview will be on February 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A lecture by Dr. Garvie of the ASU Center will be on March 3. For details click HERE.
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, on our events calendar.
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