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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. We are the official nonprofit partner of the National Monuments.

Click HERE to find out more about our expert guided tours . 

3D Video of Future Campus Now Available

The Center is developing a 3D video to show how the new archaeology campus will look. This is a "sneak-peek" as it is still a draft. The final version will be shown at the Poco Diablo Resort benefit on October 19 (see below). This draft starts out with how the first phase of the construction will look. As it pans to the rear of the building the second phase (Repository and Courtyard) appears and then the classroom and administrative wing (in grey). Click HERE to see this draft video.

2019 Gala Benefit - Only Three Weeks Away - Get your tickets Today!

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.

Montezuma Castle Painting

The Center has received the donation of a painting of Montezuma Castle by Wisconsin artist Zantos Zingale completed in 1978. Zingale was an artist with the Depression-era Works Arts Project charged with painting murals in public buildings during the Depression. He earned arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin and became an arts instructor there until his retirement in 1978. The painting goes on public display on September 21. Read more about this painting by clicking HERE.

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 Paquimé, 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.


385 S. Main St., Camp Verde

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

Free Admission

Group Museum Tours must be reserved two weeks in advance.

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