Verde Valley International Archaeology Film Festival

Verde Valley Archaeology Fair
International Archaeology Film Festival

We are very excited about the 1st Annual Verde Valley Archaeology Fair on March 24th & 25th, and even more excited about the International Archaeology Film Festival taking place during the event. This is the only event in Arizona that promotes the makers of films and videos about archaeology and indigenous peoples.

The International Archaeology Film Festival strives to exhibit for their audience the wonderful diversity of human cultures and present in the exploration of our place in history and the world. The following films will be held in the Historic Boler’s Red Barn Hall on Main Street in Camp Verde, Arizona., admission is $10.00 per day/$5 for Center Members with the exception of Searching for the Great Hopewell Road which will be shown on March the 23rd and is free to the public. Below you will find the film lineup for the festival.For more information about the fair please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.

03/23/12 – Searching for the Great Hopewell Road
Time: 7:00 pm Cost: Free
Place: Historic Boler’s Red Barn Hall on Main Street in Camp Verde
From about 200 B.C. to about 400 A.D. the Hopewell people constructed thousands of earthworks in the central Ohio area, among the most well-known being the Octagon earthworks at Newark and the Mound City Group at Chillicothe. Based on the work of Ohio Historical Society archaeologist Bradley T. Lepper, this documentary film examines the evidence for the existence of an arrow-straight 60-mile-long ancient highway connecting these two main ceremonial centers…Read More

The following films will be held in the Historic Boler’s Red Barn Hall on Main Street in Camp Verde, Arizona., admission is $10.00 per day/$5 for Center Members

03/24/12 – Stone Age Artists: The Magdalenian Masters
Time: 1:00 pm
Art of the Magdalenians, ancestors that settled in large areas of Europe between 18,000 and 10,000 years B.C., 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.”


03/24/12 – Historic Archaeology: Beneath Kentucky’s Fields and Streets
Time: 2:30 pm
“Historic Archaeology: Beneath Kentucky’s Fields and Streets” examines what archaeologists are learning about the daily lives Euro-American settlers, slaves, laborers and immigrants during the 1800s. This one-hour documentary travels to historic sites across the Commonwealth, blending interviews with video, artifacts, archival photographs and original animation. The documentary is presented in four segments based on archaeological periods: Frontier, Antebellum, Civil War and Industrialization…Read More


03/25/12 – The Secret of the Snake Goddess
Time: 1:00 pm
The Minoan civilization is regarded as the very cradle of European culture. Every year thousands of tourists travel to Crete to gaze at the imposing Palace of Knossos. Apart from the pyramids of Gizeh, the centre of Minoan culture is one of the most famous archaeological excavations. The few existing Minoan relics are eagerly protected in great museums…Read More


03/25/12 – The Sign on the Stone: The unknown Sahara of the Peoples with no name
Time: 2:30 pm
The age-old history of the Sahara is characterized by alternating phases of climatic extremes: periods of great dryness, of heavy rains, and in the background the stories of men whose luck it was to choose this land as their home. From the end of the Pleistocene to the Holocene and up to the last desertification, through their cave paintings the shelters that gave them refuge became the place of abode and conservation of a culture…Read More

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