information call (562) 596-8478 or contact the Main office of the AIA:
Archaeological Institute of America, Located at Boston University, 656
Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215-2010.
Telephone (617) 353-9361, Fax (617) 353-6550,
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Notice: Special Online AIA-OC Business Meeting and Lecture
Sunday, May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020 at 2:00 PM, AIA Orange County is going to have it's annual
business meeting online using Zoom. This will consume the first 15
minutes (after the first 5-10 minutes it takes for everyone to figure
out the Zoom technology). After this we are planning on having our cancelled May 2 speaker, Dr. Dominique Rissolo of UCSD, present his lecture: Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan. We hope you can join us as we try a new, but hopefully temporary, venue.
Important Announcement from
AIA-OC President Steve Jacques
Given the current circumstances, state orders and the simple necessity to do what's right we are cancelling the remainder of our spring lectures at
We will attempt to reschedule these in the future and hope to have a
2020-21 calendar out soon. In the meantime, stay in, stay safe
and let's get through this situation as quickly as possible and make
the best of our time as we do it.
Click Here to View the Complete
2019-2020 Lecture Schedule
The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc.
The Mahaffy Cache and
Clovis in Your Front Yard
Dr. Douglas Bamforth,
Professor of Anthropology, UC Boulder
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
at Concordia University, Grimm Hall, DeNault Auditorium
Sponsored by AIA National Lecture Series
For Details and Directions, Click Here
AIA-OC 2016-1019 Grant Awards to
Southern California Graduate Students
We are one of the AIA local societies
provide a vehicle for people interested in archaeology to meet one
another, to hear
scholars about their current research, to learn about recent
archaeological discoveries and to take trips together to nearby
archaeological sites and other archaeology-related events.
For a description of our next archaeology lecture, click on Next Lecture at the left. For a list of other upcoming lectures click on Lecture Schedule. A few of our past activities are shown in the photos below. For descriptions and other photos of AIA-OC activities click on Archives. For information on joining the AIA-OC click on Membership.
Note: A new link
has been added in the left hand column that provides information on
making a donation to the AIA-Orange County Society. See Support AIA-OC. (August 30, 2016)
AIA Orange County Chapter Archives
The AIA-OC archives are now housed at the Old Orange County Courthouse
in the PCAS library, ground floor, 211 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana.
Jane Gothold, librarian and archivist at PCAS, may be contacted at
562-947-6506 to arrange a visit. She will be happy to meet anyone who
would like to peruse the archives. Materials included in the collection
to-date are past newsletters, board minutes, and photographs of
lectures, field trips and social functions.