WE WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY and
NEW YEARS' EVE AND DAY
Verde Valley Archaeology Field Institute Offers Monument and Archaeology Tours
The Verde Valley Archaeology Field Institute is an educational program of the Archaeology Center. The Institute offers various classes and workshops throughout the year, as well as guided hiking tours to the National Monuments and to private archaeology preserves owned by the Archaeological Conservancy. We are the official nonprofit partner of the National Monuments.
Click HERE to find out more about our expert guided tours.
3D Video of Future Campus Now Available
The Center is developing a 3D video to show how the new archaeology campus will look. This is a "sneak-peek" as it is still a draft. This draft starts out with how the first phase of the construction will look. As it pans to the rear of the building the second phase (Repository and Courtyard) appears and then the classroom and administrative wing (in grey). Click HERE to see this draft video.
January 10-12 Excursion
CAVES, KILLS, & CONFRONTATIONS: A (very) long history of thrilling times near Tombstone
Dates: Friday, January 10 to Sunday, January 12, 2020. This is a three-day, four-night trip.
Location: Tombstone/Sierra Vista environs
You will visit Kartchner Caverns, Amerind Museum, Tombstone, Murray Springs/Lehner Mammoth Kill Clovis sites, Millville Ruins and Petroglyph Trail. Click HERE for more details and to register.
Excursions to Paquime
Join the Center on a guided excursion to Northwest Chihuahua, Mexico. This four-day trip includes the United Nations World Heritage site of Paquimé, the most important archaeological site in northwest Mexico and the American Southwest, the pottery village of Mata Ortiz, the Mormon settlements of Colonia Juarez and Colonia Dublan, and a side excursion to the cliff dwelling of Olla Cave in the Sierra Madre Occidental. This non-tourist part of Mexico offers a rich cultural mix of Mexicans, Mormons, and Mennonites and the spectacular landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert. January 13-16, 2020. Click on either date for details or to register.
Arizona Site Stewards
The Arizona State Parks and Trails site steward website is down for maintenance. If you are interested in becoming a Site Steward, you can download a paper application and send it in to the Center for sites in the Sedona Verde Valley area.