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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

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Give Me A Name!

We have three archaeo-animals along our Native American Pathway, but they do not have names. During July and August kids under 13 can enter a contest to give each animal a name and, they can draw them as well! Prizes will be given for the best names and the best drawings. The contest runs through August 25. Entry forms must be dropped off in the Center. Click HERE for the entry form with directions to the Pathway. The entry form will also run in six issues of the Camp Verde Bugle during July. Good luck and have fun!

Excursions to Paquime

Join the Center on a guided excursion to Northwest Chihuahua, Mexico. This four-day trip includes the United Nations World Heritage site of Paquim√©, the most important archaeological site in northwest Mexico and the American Southwest, the pottery village of Mata Ortiz, the Mormon settlements of Colonia Juarez and Colonia Dublan, and a side excursion to the cliff dwelling of Olla Cave in the Sierra Madre Occidental.  This non-tourist part of Mexico offers a rich cultural mix of Mexicans, Mormons, and Mennonites and the spectacular landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert. There are two dates to choose from: November 11-14, 2019 or January 13-16, 2020. Click on either date for details or to register.

Arizona Site Stewards

The Arizona State Parks and Trails site steward website is down for maintenance. If you are interested in becoming a Site Steward, you can download a paper application and send it in to the Center for sites in the Sedona Verde Valley area.

Colorado Field School Registration Open

The Center's annual Colorado excavation field school near Cortez is open for registration. There area two sessions available: August 16-19 the August 23-26 session is SOLD OUT! Click the date above to register for more the three remaining slots 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.


385 S. Main St., Camp Verde

Tuesday to Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free Admission

Group Tours must be reserved two weeks in advance.

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