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.
We are pleased to announce the return of our Summer Archaeology Film Fest. This event offers free archaeology films on Fridays during June, July and August. Films will be shown at the Sedona Public Library and at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde. All films start at 6:30 pm. To see the film line-up click HERE.
Public Phase of Capital Campaign Kicks Off
With the acquisition of 15.27 acres in Camp Verde, containing a prehistoric pit house village, the Center has embarked on an ambitious Capital Campaign to raise the necessary funds to build a repository, museum, auditorium, classrooms and Native American Heritage Park. The public phase of the campaign kicked off at our annual Archaeology Fair. We have SOLD OUT of the naming rights for the Heritage Preserve benches, the Entry Garden and the Courtyard Garden. Thanks to all those who have contributed to date. Read More >>>
Center Participates in the Sedona First Friday Art Walk
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has been invited to participate in the Sedona First Friday Art Walk at the new Love Africa Decor & Gallery and the Sedona Rock Art Gallery on May 6 and June 3. Executive Director Ken Zoll will give 30-minute presentations at 6:00 pm on various rock art topics.
Refreshments will be served. Any donations made during the evening will benefit the Center's Capital Campaign. Read More >>>
International River Cruise
The Center has entered into an agreement with AmaWaterways to offer a river cruise along the Rhine, Main and Mosel Rivers with our Director of Archaeology, Dr. Todd Bostwick, as host, from September 1 through 8, 2016. You will see Fortress Towns, Castles and Roman Ruins. As a member exclusive, the cruise line is offering a $500 per person discount. In addition, for each cabin purchase AmaWaterways will donate $500 per cabin to our Capital Campaign. Click HERE to download an information sheet. Deadline for reserving a cabin is April 30.
Center FREE App Now Available
Keep up to date on all our activities by downloading the Center's free vvarchcenter app at the Google Play Sore for Android devices and at the Apple Store for the iPhone.