A Weekend of Discovery in Northern Arizona

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Enjoy a weekend filled with Archaeology, History and Fun

Discovery and adventure are on the agenda this coming weekend in Northern Arizona! V Bar V Heritage Days, Verde Valley Archaeology Fair, International Archaeology Film Festival, Archaeology Fair American Indian Art Show, Grand Canyon National Park – Archeology Day Celebration and the Wupatki National Monument – Archaeology Day Camp all take place this coming weekend! Below you will find a brief description of these events and links where you can learn more information about the individual events. This coming weekend in Sedona is going to be busy, we suggest making you reservations as soon as possible. If you would like to lodge at the Inn of Sedona this coming weekend please visit the Best Western Inn PLUS Inn of Sedona.

March 24th & 25th, 2012

  • Verde Valley Archaeology Fair
    The Verde Valley Archaeology Fair is a new event with its inauguration during Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month in March 2012. The Fair features exhibits, demonstrations, a “archaeology for kids” area. The Fair will take place at the Camp Verde Community Center, the fair is opend from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday.
  • Archaeology Fair American Indian Art Show
    The Verde Valley Archaeology Fair recognizes the American Indian heritage of the Verde Valley with an annual invitational American Indian Art Show for American Indian artists from throughout Arizona and the Southwest. The event promotes greater public appreciation and understanding of Southwest American Indian artistry, encourages artistic achievement in a variety of media and establishes a stronger market for American Indian art.
  • International Archaeology Film Festival
    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. 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.
  • V Bar V Heritage Site – “V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days
    Learn about ancient Indian cultures of the Southwest by watching demonstrations of, and getting hands-on experience with, ancient technologies, including making fire by friction, weaving yucca fiber sandals, firing pottery, throwing with atlatls, and flint-knapping. Taste traditional foods including piki bread, parched corn, acorn stew, and others. Enjoy watching the Yavapai Apache Bird Dancers and Gourd Singers perform. See over 1,000 beautiful petroglyphs. $5.00 Red Rock Pass or equivalent entrance fee required per vehicle.

March 24th, 2012

  • Grand Canyon National Park – Archeology Day Celebration
    Visitors will learn about the people who lived at Grand Canyon long ago and gain an understanding about the work of archaeologists and what can be learned from their research. Archeology Day will feature a series of special activities at Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center, including opportunities for visitors to try their hands at making clay pinch pots and split-twig figurines, making petroglyph scratch art, as well as “sifting for artifacts” then trying to identify what is found and hypothesizing what they might have been used for. The event will also include a special Evening Program speaker. All of the Park’s Archeology Day activities are offered free of charge, but Park entrance fees still apply.
  • Wupatki National Monument – Archaeology Day Camp (Call 928 679.2365)
    Wupatki National Monument located in Flagstaff about 1hour and 40 minutes from Sedonais pleased to present Archaeology Day Camp.Spend time with archaeologists and learn about archaeology through fun, hands-on activities designed for children ages 8-12. Space is limited; reservations are required cal 928.679.2365
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