Summer Archaeology Film Fest in Arizona

2016 Summer Archaeology Film Fest

2016 Archaeology Film Festival

If you are going to be visiting Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley this Summer and are interested in archaeology and film, you will definitely want to check out the 2016 Summer Archaeology Film Fest. The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is pleased to present a summer of free archaeology films on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm in June, July and August in Sedona and Camp Verde.The Sedona films are shown at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. The Camp Verde films are shown in the Learning Center at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main Street. If would like to stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during the Summer months visit our Sedona Hotel Specials page and take advantage of our “Summer in Sedona” lodging special.

Archaeology Fest film line-up

  • Chocolate Pathway to the Gods
    Sedona Showing on June 10th, 2016
    Camp Verde Showing on June 17th, 2016
    Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. No reservations.
    chac_moon-goddess_chocolateChocolate: Pathway to the Gods explores the 3,500 year-old history of this divine substance through ritual and obsession. From Mayan kings who were buried with it, to urban professionals who bathe in it, the film begins in ancient Mesoamerica and journeys throughout time to Europe’s finest chocolate houses where chocolate is still revered as one of mankind’s highest expressions of decadence. Archeological and anthropological revelations expose the sacred realm of cacao and give the viewer a whole new perspective on chocolate.
  • Killer Whale and Crocodile
    Sedona Showing on June 24th, 2016
    Camp Verde Showing on July 1st, 2016KillerWhale
    Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. No reservations.
    In Killer Whale and Crocodile carvers from two of the world’s great carving traditions come together. A First Nations carver from Canada travels into the jungles of Papua New Guinea and a New Guinea carver travels to urban Canada. Together, they share each other’s cultures and learn about the myths and legends that inform their individual artistic styles.
  • Sign on the Stone: The Unknown Sahara of the People With No Name
    Sedona Showing on July 8th, 2016
    Camp Verde Showing on July 15th, 2016
    Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. No reservations.
    SignOnTheStoneThe Sign on the Stone: The Unknown Sahara of the People With No Name tells the story of how 12,000 years ago, after a period of extreme drought, the rain returned and life began to slowly sprout in the central Sahara. The first communities formed, culturally accomplished and able to define their identity not only through the mere physical survival but also to elevate their daily lives and primitive need to the complex level of pictorial expression. Through their cave paintings the shelters that gave them refuge became the place of abode and conservation of a culture.
  • Agave Is Life
    Sedona Showing on July 22nd, 2016Camp Verde Showing on July 29th, 2016
    Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. No reservations.
    MayahuelLaudAgave Is Life unveils the 10,000 year-old story of mankind’s symbiotic relationship with the agave plant. Once a critical resource for survival among hunter and gatherers living in the arid regions of the American Southwest and Mexico, we learn how agave later became embedded in myth, religion, art, and culture. For these indigenous peoples, it was truly a gift from the gods. Portions were filmed in the Verde Valley.
  • Secrets of the Pyramid of Djoser
    Sedona Showing on August 5th, 2016
    Camp Verde Showing on August 12th, 2016
    Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. No reservations.


    Secrets of the Pyramid of Djoser follows Latvian scientists, archaeologists, radar and photogrammetry specialists and others, banded together to create a unique technology for exploring archaeological sites. In the oldest stone building in the world the scientific expedition discovered new underground rooms and a network of gallerie, forcing a reevaluation of previous assumptions about the role and function of pyramids.

  • Stone Age Masters: The Magdalenian Masters
    Sedona Showing on August 19th, 2016
    Camp Verde Showing on August 26th, 2016
    Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. No reservations.
    magdalenianStone Age Masters: The Magdalenian Masters tells the story of the Magdalenians – ancestors that settled in large areas of Europe between 18,000 and 10,000 years B.C. Their art was amazingly developed. The sculpted bas-relief of the Roc-aux-Sorciers site in southwestern France is proof that a golden age of prehistory did actually exist. This film reveals the Lascaux cave, a showcase that suggests that the Stone Age may well have had its share of “Michelangelos.”

For more information please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

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2016 “Summer in Sedona” Hotel Special

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  • Use Promo code “Summer in Sedona” to receive your special rate!
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