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. Click the button to find out more and to book a tour. See some of our site visits by visiting us on Flickr.Book a Tour
Special Summer Lecture
Title: "Captive Cousins: Hoomothya (Mike Burns), Wassaja (Carlos Montezuma), and Indian Citizenship in the Progressive Era." Dr. Maurice Crandall will discuss the history of two prominent Yavapai first cousins–Mike Burns and Carlos Montezuma–who were both captured as children, raised in the East, and separated from their people for long periods. Both went on to become the first U.S. citizens from Arizona, and found citizenship to be full of failings for American Indians of their time.
Maurice Crandall is an enrolled member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. He graduated from Mingus Union High School, earned his PhD in History from the University of New Mexico, and is an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Colorado Field School Registration Open
The Center's annual Colorado excavation field school near Cortez is now open for registration. There area two sessions available: August 16-19 and August 23-26. Click either date to register or for more information.
2019 Gala Benefit - Save the Date
Our annual International Archaeology Day Benefit will be at the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort on October 19. Sponsorships are available NOW. Tickets go on sale on August 1. We are very pleased to welcome back for this year's gala, 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.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Tuesday to Saturday
Group Tours must be reserved two weeks in advance.