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Six-year-old Dani Khin, a first grade student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Cottonwood, tries to pull apart a cotton ball. Khin and other students at St. Joseph’s recently learned that the Sinagua tribe grew cotton. VVN/Bill Helm

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Archaeology Center educates children with back-yard history

Through education and research, the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde endeavors to cultivate an understanding of prehistory and Native American history in the Verde Valley. So it makes sense that VVAC's Educational Programs Department has an archaeology presentation geared toward schools in the Verde Valley.