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Courtesy photoWhen Camp Verde developer Scott Simonton was surveying property at the Simonton Ranch development several years ago he discovered he had a prehistoric pit house village. Items unearthed during the excavation will be on display at Saturday’s opening of the Verde Valley Archeology Center.

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Simonton Ranch excavation finds featured at VVAC

The idea behind the creation of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center was to create a place where prehistoric artifacts uncovered in the Verde Valley could be put on public display. This Saturday, among the many artifacts out for view will be a collection on loan from Scott Simonton. In 2006, while he was developing the 360-acre Simonton Ranch he became aware of a fair-sized pit house village not far from the Verde River.