Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Introduction

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.

  • Receive the Petroglyph newsletter of the Arizona Archaeological Society.
  • Attend monthly local chapter meetings and quarterly State meetings.  All meetings include speakers in the field of archaeology.
  • Participate in day or overnight chapter guided field trips to archaeological sites in Arizona or surrounding states. These are fee-based.
  • Participate in professionally supervised field surveys conducted at the direction of the archaeologists of the Museum of Northern Arizona or the Coconino National Forest.  (Some of these require special training.)
  • Volunteer for archaeological projects at the Research Center of the Museum of Northern Arizona or for the Forest Archaeologist of the Coconino National Forest.
  • Participate in Arizona Archaeological Society certification courses in pre-history of the Southwest, rock art recording, excavation techniques, field survey procedures and mapping, site restoration and stabilization, ceramic identification and others.  These are fee-based.
  • Participate in programs to educate the public and children on the etiquette of prehistoric site visitation and the need for preservation of these sites.
  • Become trained as a docent for the V-Bar-V, Palatki and Honanki heritage sites in the Coconino National Forest.

Whether you are a novice or professional, the Verde Valley Chapter welcomes everyone with an interest in archaeology and anthropology.

Chapter phone: 928-451-4790 for information. 

Please mail your membership application to: VVCAAS, P.O. Box 1243, Sedona, AZ 86339

Make checks payable to VVCAAS.

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.


Chapter Officers

2020 Office Office Holder Contact Information
President  Linda Krumrie  928-451-4790     aplaceinthesun@commspeed.net
Vice President  Linda Krumrie 928-451-4790     aplaceinthesun@commspeed.net
Treasurer Beverly Haas

307-690-4317        bevhaas@msn.com

Secretary Peggy Barksdale 317-652-3796        peggybarksdale@gmail.com
Three Year Director  Jerry Erhardt 928-282-1557        jerryjune@sedona.net
Two Year Director Peggy Barksdale 317-652-3796        peggybarksdale@gmail.com
One Year Director Jon Petrescu

619-206-7226        jpetrescu@gmail.com

Outings Coordinator Linda Krumrie 928-451-4790    aplaceinthesun@commspeed.net
Chapter Web Page Update Jon Petrescu  619-206-7226       jpetrescu@gmail.com
Advisor Dr. Dave Wilcox 928-774-5213       itinerantscholar1@gmail.com
Advisor Peter Pilles, Jr. 928-282-3210       ppilles@fs.fed.us
Advisor Dr. Sandra Lynch 928-777-0115     sandraleelynch@cableone.net




































Chapter Meetings, Field Trips & Other Events

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 3:30 p.m.  Meetings are for chapter members only and you must register to attend.  No meetings are held in 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. See above for membership information and link to application..

 Event/Location  Date
Speaker/Instructor Topic/Event/Activity

Chapter Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 23

3:30-5:30

Dick Ryan

Archaeologist 

Ice Age Arizona: Plants, Animals, and People

Click for more info

Chapter Picnic

Dead Horse State Park

 Saturday, Oct. 16   Details to follow

Field Trip

Bluff, Utah

Tuesday, Oct. 19 to Saturday, Oct. 23   Trip Full

Chapter Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 28

3:30-5:30

Scott Wood

Presentation on the Goat Camp Ruin in Payson

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Chapter Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 18

3:30-5:30

TBD  

Chapter Meeting

Members Only

Friday, Dec. 17

4pm to 8ish

Chapter Holiday Party

Sedona Elks Lodge 

Details to follow
Chapter Meeting
Thursday, Jan 27 3:30-5:30

Al Dart, Director of

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces

Courtesy of Arizona Humanities

Past Events

 Event  Date
Speaker/Instructor Topic/Event/Activity
Field Trip Saturday, June 5
Peter Pilles

Classic Sinagua sites in Flagstaff Area. Includes:

Elden Pueblo, Turkey Hill, Ridge Ruin, Winona.

Chapter Meeting Thursday, May 20
Video Presentation  Secret Mounds of Prehistoric America
Field Trip Saturday, May 8

Scott Newth

Loy Canyon Rock Art Site
Field Trip Saturday, April 24

Archaeology/Geology

Spence Gustav

Honanki
Chapter Meeting Thursday April 22 Steph Helms 

Ball Courts of the Ancient Southwest

on Youtube at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RIxktVYAg





Nearby Cultural Sites

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

Wupatki National Monument

Montezuma's Castle National Monument

Tuzigoot National Monument

Palatki

Museum of Northern Arizona

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Ridoran Mansion State Historical Park

Hopi Cultural Preservation Office

Arizona State Historical Society

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