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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. 


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.

Center Partners with Verde Valley Sinfonietta for Native American Concert

The Center has partnered with the Verde Valley Sinfonietta for a special concert during Native American Heritage Month featuring Navajo flutist R. Carlos Nakai. The concert will also include performances by Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate who will also be the composer-in-residence to visit area schools to talk about musical composition. The Saturday, November 18 performance at 6:00 pm will be at the Phillip England Performing Arts Center in Camp Verde, and repeated on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale on the Verde Valley Sinfonietta website beginning July 15. Members at the Benefactor and above levels are eligible to receive free tickets to the Camp Verde venue performance.

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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