OUR MISSION is to preserve archaeological sites and collections, to curate the 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.

Children's Book Author Reading

Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author of more than 40 science and nature books for children and young adults. USA Book News named Storad’s Fang and Stinger and his Rattlesnake Rules as Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Books for 2013 and 2011, respectively. On July 26, Conrad will do an animated reading of Fang and Stinger.  He will also do book signings of several books available for sale in the Center's gift shop.  Visit the event page for more information.

Arizona Museum of Natural History Trip

The next VVAC Exploration tour will be on August 14 to the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The Arizona Museum of Natural History presents the hall of Mesoamerican cultures because there are links between the high cultures of Mexico and Central America and the ancient Native American civilizations of the Southwest, particularly the Hohokam. Included is a reproduction by noted Arizona artist Zarco Guerrero of an Olmec (1400-400 B.C ) colossal head. The colossal heads, carved from single boulders, stood between 1.6 and 2.4 meters high. Cost: $95 per person.  Reservations must be made by August 1.

We travel via air-conditioned mini-bus with two rows of two with an isle down the middle; all seats are high-back bucket reclining seats. Lunch is on your own but we will make reservations at a nearby restaurant before the return trip. Cost: $95 per person. Register HERE.

Upcoming Events

26 Jul 2014 11:00 AM • Archaeology Center
01 Aug 2014 • Dove Creek, Colorado
14 Aug 2014 8:30 AM • Departing from the Archaeology Center
15 Aug 2014 • Dove Creek, Colorado
15 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Museum of Northern Arizona, Pearson Hall
30 Sep 2014 7:00 PM • Cliff Castle Casino Sedona Ballroom

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