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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. 


Summer Solstice Chuckwagon BBQ

Join us for an enjoyable summer evening Chuckwagon Dinner, Wednesday, June 21, at the M Diamond Ranch. Gate opens at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm and talk at 7:00 pm. The M Diamond Ranch is located 10 minutes south of Sacred Mountain, the location of the sunwatchers who created the V Bar V Calendar. Archaeoastronomer Ken Zoll will describe his discovery of the Sinagua sun shrines alo Rim. Tickets are $75 for adults and $50 for chilcren under 13. Tickets are available now by clicking HERE

Our Future is the Past: Benefit Sponsorships Now Open

The theme of our annual International Archaeology Day Benefit this year is "Our Future is the Past." This event will kick-off our Capital Campaign Building Fund. Sponsorships at various levels are now available. The Benefit will be on Saturday, October 21, at the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort. For full details, please visit the Benefit web page.

Member-Only Field Excursion to Eastern Arizona

The Center has planned an excursion to the archaeological sites of Eastern Arizona on August 6 through 9. Our base will be Springerville, Arizona. This is limited to 20 members.  A special rate has been negotiated at the Best Western in nearby Eagar. Camping and RV spots are also available at the Lyman Lake State Park. See the event page for more details or to register.

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.


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. 


Please report vandalism of an archaeological site. You can call anonymously: 928-567-0066 or email: sitewatch@vvarchcenter.org

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