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Ninth Annual Verde Valley
International Archaeology Day Gala

Theme: Building a Legacy

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

Thanks goes to our Sponsors, Donors and Guests for a very successful 2019 benefit!

We were very pleased to welcome back Dr. Brian Fagan after an extremely popular presentation at our 2017 gala. British-born and Cambridge University educated Brian Fagan is widely regarded as the world’s leading archaeological writer and has an international reputation as an author of influential books about major issues such as ancient climate change, the relationship between humans and water, past and present, and sustainability in ancient and contemporary subsistence level societies. His books have been translated into over nine languages.

Brian spent his early career in Central Africa, where he worked in the Livingstone Museum in Zambia. He was involved in field research into multidisciplinary African history, monuments conservation, cultural tourism, and museum work. After a year in East Africa, he came to the United States in 1966 and was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1967 to 2003. He is now Emeritus and an independent scholar. Since moving to Santa Barbara, he changed from being an African specialist into a generalist, concerned with public outreach and communications science to general audiences, especially through lecturing and writing. He has lectured widely both in the United States and Canada and also internationally to all kinds of audiences. In recent years, most of his books have been concerned with human relationships to climate change in the past, including water and general issues of sustainability. His major recent titles include Floods, Famines and Emperors, a study of ancient El Niños, The Little Ice Age, The Long Summer, and The Attacking Ocean. He has also written Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind and The Great Warming, an account of the Medieval Warm Period. His latest book is Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization.

The following were our 2019 event sponsors and donors:



Donalyn Mikles

$1,000 $1,000 

Robert Whiting


William & Elizabeth Sweeney


 Linda Guarino & Ken Kaemmerle

Frank & Carol Lombardo

  Auction Donors
Auction Donors
Auction Donors
Dr. F. Dennison and Janet Shaw
Jerry and Janet Walters
Lynette Kovacovich
Alvin Marshall Cheryl and Dennis Cassady Todd and Heidi Bostwick 
Karen Clarkson Donalyn Mikles  Filmer Kewanyama
Gay Chanler 
 Nick and Cheri Meyerhofer Donna Vogel 
David Bancroft

Eric Kaiser
Grace Kirkwood
Candice Carty

Bud Henderson
Kris Moehring
Loren Kootswatewa

Dale Bellisfield
Gerald Eaton
Flagstaff Face & Body 

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