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.

The Verde Valley Chapter is now offering scholarships to college and university students pursuing degrees in Archaeology or Anthropology. The scholarship program is open to all Archaeology and Anthropology undergraduate and graduate students at nationally accredited colleges and universities who wish to advance their education, opportunity and experience in these fields of study. Please visit VVCAAS.ORG for more information.

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        redrocklady315@gmail.com
Vice President  Linda Krumrie 928-451-4790        redrocklady315@gmail.com
2nd V.P. Jon Petrescu 619-206-7226        jpetrescu@gmail.com
Treasurer Beverly Haas

307-690-4317        bevhaas@msn.com

Secretary Beverly Haas -
Three Year Director  Steve Smith
-                         Smithemail550@gmail.com
Two Year Director Kay Threlkeld
307-534-5087        kay_threlkeld@yahoo.com
One Year Director Jon Petrescu
619-206-7226        jpetrescu@gmail.com
Outings Coordinator Linda Krumrie 928-451-4790        redrocklady315@gmail.com
Chapter Web Page Update Jon Petrescu  619-206-7226        jpetrescu@gmail.com
Advisor Peter Pilles, Jr.
928-282-3210        ppilles@fs.fed.us
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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.  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

Sedona Public Library

Thurs., Feb. 22

3:30pm

Joanne Gallagher

Recent Grant Recipient

Presentation: Master's Thesis

Click for more info

V-Bar-V days

Saturday & Sunday

March 16 & 17

9:30am to 3:00pm

Beaver Creek Heritage Days

at

Crane Petroglyph Heritage Site

formerly V-Bar-V Heritage Site

Lots of activities. More information to come.

Chapter Meeting

Sedona Public Library

Thurs., Mar. 28

3:30pm
TBD
 

Chapter Meeting

Sedona Public Library

Thurs., Apr. 25

3:30pm

Clissene Lewis

Cultural Coordinator for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Presentation: The Yavapai Journey

Click for more info

Chapter Picnic

Sat., May 4

Annual Chapter Picnic

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

More info to follow

Chapter Meeting

Sedona Public Library

Thurs., May. 23

3:30pm

Richard Lange

Archaeologist

Presentation: Latest AAS Publication

Comings and Goings: 13,000 Years of Migrations In and Around Rock Art Ranch

Past Events

 Event  Date
Speaker/Instructor Topic/Event/Activity
Chapter Meeting
Thurs., Jan. 25
Mike & JJ Golio

Presentation:

Documenting Pre-contact Hilltop Enclosures in Arizona





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

SC

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