Talk and Book Signing: The Crane Petroglyph Site and V-V Historic Ranch
February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm| $10
The Crane Petroglyph Heritage Site on the V-V (V bar V) Historic Ranch of the Coconino National Forest is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley. It is also one of the best-preserved with extremely few items of historic graffiti. The vast majority of the imagery was created by “the people of ancient times,” ancestors of the Hopi Tribe (Hisatsinom), referred to as the Southern Sinagua Culture by archaeologists. The site is also important to members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation as part of their ancestral lands. This book provides an overview of the cultures that occupied the area from about 11,500 BCE through the various ranch owners. Ken Zoll and Peter J. Pilles, Jr. have written a book on the site. Ken will give a presentation on the book which will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is free to members or $10 for non-members. Verde Valley Archaeology Center is located at 460 W Finnie Flat Road in Camp Verde.