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OUR MISSION is to preserve archaeological sites and collections, to curate the collections locally, and to make them available for research and education; to develop partnerships with American Indians, cultural groups and the communities it serves; and to foster a deeper understanding of prehistory and American Indian history in the Verde Valley through the science of archaeology. 



Buy Your Tickets for the Annual International Archaeology Day Benefit for the Center

The Center will hold its annual fundraising event on October 15 at the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort. This is the only major fundraising event of the year. This year will feature entertainment by the Susannah Martin Quartet performing songs from the years of the Indiana Jones movies (1935-1939). Tickets are now on sale. Click HERE for more details. 

There will also be a silent and live auction featuring jewelry, art, travel, etc.  So, even if you cannot attend the event, you can participate in the online auction to benefit the Center. The auction will open online on October 3. Items in the auction are being added regularly. You can see the current list of items by visiting our Bidding For Good auction page.  You will be able to bid online during the Gala as well, even during the "Live" portion of the auction.


Center Plans Trip to Seldom Visited Mayan Sites of the Yucatan

The Center has scheduled a 13-day/12-night extra tour of the hidden Yucatan to visit many Mayan sites. The sites and activities on this tour are all important to the history and archaeology of the Maya, the culture and history of colonial Yucatán, the natural history of the peninsula and the living Maya of today. The well-paced, “all inclusive” itinerary will include visits to and tours of 14 Maya ruins, 14 attractions and 4 cities plus some very special surprises along the way. Click HERE to download the initial trip description.


Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

The Mayan Traveler offers high quality escorted Mayan World travel, Mayan ruins tours and student tours to the ancient ruins, natural history and modern wonders of the beautiful world of the enigmatic Maya, the Colonial Cities of Mexico and Central and South America.

We appreciate the support of our business members and hope you will support them as well.


Center FREE App Available

Keep up to date on all our activities by downloading the Center's free vvarchcenter app at the Google Play Store for Android devices and at the Apple Store for the iPhone. 


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