The AIA-Orange County Society is a separate entity affiliated with the
Archaeological Institute of America.


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For 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

On Sunday 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 Concordia University.  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

Welcome to the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Orange County Society, Inc. in Southern California,
also known as AIA-OC.

We are one of the AIA local societies that provide a vehicle for people interested in archaeology to meet one another, to hear from 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.