The Verde Valley of north central Arizona has provided shelter and sustenance to human cultures through thousands of years. The Paleoindians are believed to have used the Verde Valley at times during the period of 11,500 BC to 9,000 BC as evidenced by a small number of Clovis style projectile points and scratch style petroglyphs. The Archaic culture subsisted in the Verde Valley from 9,000 BC until AD 600, again as evidenced by projectile points and petroglyphs and pictographs. From AD 600 until AD 1400 the artifactual evidence indicates the development of a culture the archaeologists have named Southern Sinagua. Following the Sinagua into the Verde Valley were the Yavapai and Tonto Apache.
Members of the Archaeological Society enjoy unique visits to archaeological sites in the Verde Valley and beyond. Monthly meetings feature a speaker on topics of local, state or national archaeological interest.
Professional archaeologists serve as advisors and offer laboratory and field classes to advance the knowledge and skills of avocational archaeologists. The Verde Valley Chapter is backed by excellent resources and has been actively involved in Verde Valley archaeology since 1973. We work hand-in-hand with the U.S. Forest Service, as well as the National Park Service, the Museum of Northern Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
Members of the Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society, enjoy many benefits.
Whether you are a novice or professional, the Verde Valley Chapter welcomes everyone with an interest in archaeology and anthropology.
Chapter phone: 928-282-1557 or 928-567-7116 for information.
Please mail your membership application to: 30 Mission Cr., Sedona, AZ 86335-4630.
HOW TO JOIN: (Memberships run annually on the calendar year)
Membership Fees: $35 Single: $40 Family (Two or more residing in same household)
New or Renewal Membership Application: Click Here
|Office||Office Holder||Contact Information|
|President||Terrilyn Green||928-567-7116 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President||Terrilyn Green||928-567-7116 email@example.com|
|Treasurer||Jerry Ehrhardt||928-282-1557 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||Joan Sexton||928-284-1580 email@example.com|
|Three Year Director||Nancy Bihler
|Two Year Director||Paul Cooley||281-827-4139 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|One Year Director||Jerry Walters
|Publicity Chair||Nancy Bihler||928-203-5822 email@example.com|
|Outings Coordinator||Linda Krumrie||928-203-6158 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chapter Web Page Update||Jon & Terri Petrescu||619-206-7226 email@example.com|
|Advisor||Dr. Dave Wilcox||928-774-5213 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advisor||Peter Pilles, Jr.||928-282-3210 email@example.com|
The Chapter Monthly Meetings are in the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, unless otherwise noted, on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. No meetings are held in May, June, July or August.
Please Note: ONLY Members of AAS can participant in Workshops and Field Trips. Field Trip participants will be required to sign an AAS Liability Release Form.
Memberships run on the calendar year.
Sedona Creative Life Center
333 Schnebly Hill Rd
in the Great Room
April 28, 2016
| Dr. Chris Downum
Homes of Stone, Place of Dreams: Archaeology of the Flagstaff Area
at Sedona Public Library
May 26, 2016
|Andy Christenson and Helen Gasko
||What good are old collections?
Reanalysis of Franklin Barnett's pottery collections from the Fitzmaurice Ruin.