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.

Center Receives Tourism Champion Award

For 29 years, the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce and the Verde Independent newspaper have honored citizens and organizations who continually raise the bar on improving the quality of life in the Verde Valley.  These annual awards are known as the Verde Valley Community Champions.

Awards are presented in a variety of categories.  The 2015 Tourism Champion award was a tie between the Clarkdale Copper Museum and the Verde Valley Archaeology Center. We are very pleased to have received this award as it is a recognition by the Verde Valley community  that our efforts in preservation is appreciated and shared.  This is a group award that is shared by all of our dedicated volunteers!

May 6 - Dinner Night at the Museum

The Center will be open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.  Anyone who visits the Center during these hours will receive a coupon for a 10% discount for dinner that evening across the street at the Corner Bistro.  Our next Wednesday evening dinner will be May 6.

2015 Pecos Conference Registration Opens

Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. They set up a large tent for shade, and then spend three or more days together discussing recent research, problems of the field, and the challenges of the profession. In recent years, Native Americans, avocational archaeologists, the general public and media organizations have come to speak with the archaeologists. These individuals and groups play an increasingly important role, as participants and as audience, helping professional archaeologists celebrate archaeological research and to mark cultural continuity. Click HERE for more.

Camp Verde Meteorite Returns After 100 Years

The meteorite found in 1915 in a Sinagua ruin near Camp Verde will be on display in a new exhibit at hte Center.  The meteorite is on loan from the Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies from March 1 through August 31. The exhibit is open during regular hours.  Admission to the Center is always free.  Monthly talks on the importance of meteorites to ancient Native American cultures will begin on March 28 during the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.   Click HERE for more information on the Meteorite Exhibit.

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Upcoming Events

01 Mar 2015 • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
16 May 2015 9:00 AM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
24 May 2015 2:00 PM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
28 Jun 2015 2:00 PM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
26 Jul 2015 2:00 PM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
30 Aug 2015 2:00 PM • Verde Valley Archaeology Center

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