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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2019-2020 Lecture Schedule

The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc.

Early Human Dispersal into North America During the Last Interglacial, 130,000 years ago: How Could They Get Here That Early?

Dr. Steven Holen and Kathleen Holen
Center for American Paleolithic Research

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
at Concordia University, Grimm Hall, DeNault Auditorium

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.