The MISSION of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center is to preserve archaeological sites and collections, to curate 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 CENTER IS OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - 10 AM to 4 PM - CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY
VVAC Named Official Nonprofit Partner of the National Park Service
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has been named the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service for Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments. To implement a program of education, the Center has created the Verde Valley Archaeology Field Institute. Read more about this at the Field Institute pages. Details of the field seminars and classes are being developed and will be released soon.
2017 Colorado Field School Registration Now Open
The Center will hold two field schools this coming August outside Cortez, Colorado. Registration is now open for both sessions. The fee is $195 for members and $245 for nonmembers (which includes a one-year membership). You can click HERE for the August 4-7 session, or HERE for the August 18-21 session.
Archaeology Fair March 18-19
The 2017 Archaeology Fair has finalized the list of lectures and films. Check out the scheduled lectures and films. A Souvenir Program Guide for the event includes information about the Pecan and Wine Festival and the Verde River Runoff that occur on the same weekend of March 18-19. Click HERE to download the program guide (3.7MB).
Call For Native American Artists
Applications are now being accepted for the limited spaces available for the American Indian Art Show that runs concurrently with the Archaeology Fair on March 18-19, from 10 am to 4 pm. All spaces are indoors in the Camp Verde Community Center. Click HERE for more information, or HERE to download the Show rules and application.
Stabilization of Atkeson Pueblo
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is the manager of six properties in the Verde Valley owned by the Archaeological Conservancy. Our responsibilities include monitoring the site for vandalism, maintaining the fencing and gate, and assessing the condition of the sites. The Atkeson Pueblo south of Cornville has the tallest remaining pueblo wall in the entire Verde Valley. The wall is showing the effect of age and weather. A stabilization project by Center members will begin in January.
Center FREE App Available
Keep up to date on all our activities by downloading the Center's free vvarchcenter app at the Google Play Store for Android devices and at the Apple Store for the iPhone.