V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days this Weekend!

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days

Discover how the people of the past thrived in this region for thousands of years!

March 2st – 22nd, 2015

vbarv01One of our favorite events taking place during Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month takes place this weekend at the V Bar V Heritage Site! If you love history, archaeology, ancient technology and petroglyphs the V Bar V Archaeology Discover Days event is the place to be this coming weekend, March 21st – 22nd, 2015!

Discover how the people of the past thrived in this region for thousands of years. See ancient methods of making pottery, see how to make fire by friction, and learn how the plants in the area were used for food, fiber and medicine. Visitors can take part in target practice with “rabbit sticks” and atl-atls, make pottery, grind corn on a metate, and taste traditional foods. You also have an opportunity to learn more about ancient trade routes from Coconino National Forest Archaeologists Peter Pilles and Travis Bone, and author and archaeo-astronomer Ken Zoll will be on hand both days from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm to talk about the Spring Equinox effect.

This truly is a wonderful event for the entire family, to be able to have some hands-on learning experiences, taste the traditional foods and to have truly knowledgeable, friendly people giving insight into the ancient technologies and ways is what makes this event high on our list of must attend events this weekend! If would like too see all the events, entertainment and fun things to do taking place this weekend in Sedona and the Verde Valley please visit our Events Page.

The V Bar V Heritage Site is locate 2 1/2 miles south of I 17 at exit 298 off F.R. 618. Go past the Beaver Creek Bridge and make a right hand turn. A Red Rock Pass or equivalent is required for parking. Passes are $5 per vehicle and are available at the V Bar V visitor center. From more information please call the Red Rock Visitor Center at 928.203.2900.

The V-Bar-V Heritage Site, acquired in 1994 by the Coconino National Forest, is one of the most well preserved and largest petroglyph sites in the Verde Valley. If you are interested in learning more about this Verde Valley treasure please click here.

Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to the V Bar V Heritage Site

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