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The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc. presents

Dr. Tim Kohler
Department of Anthropology
Washington State University

speaking on

"Modeling and Empirical Research Shed Light on the Entwined Histories of Climate, Production, Population, Hierarchy, and Violence in the northern Southwest, AD 600-1600"

AIA Sponsored Lecture

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM at Concordia University


Dr. Tim Kohler

is also speaking on

"Prehispanic Pueblo Societies: The Big Picture from the Village Ecodyamics Project"

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the
Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Irvine CA.
Map and Directions

This lecture requires a reservation.

Click Here for Program Details and Directions



February 15, 2015 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. “The Discovery of King Tut” is an exhibit that re-creates what Howard Carter saw in 1922, faithfully reproduced over five years by Egyptologists. Today the actual tomb is largely empty and the amazing contents are scattered in various collections. Experience the life and time of the Boy King and related presentations to complete your understanding. Steve Jacques is working on details for this trip and will be at the January 11th lecture with further information.

Lecture Opportunities

February 8, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Eric Cline and William Dever present "The Collapse of Civilization in 1177 BCE and the Rise of Archaeological Israel" at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Click here for cost, registration and further information.

Free ARCE lectures at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana

February 14, 2015  at 1:30 PM:
“The Gold Throne of King Tutankhamin" by Dr. Nicholas Reeves, Residential Scholar in the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona.
March 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM: “Who Were the Tomb Robbers of Thebes?” by Dr. Nigel Strudwick, Assistant Keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum and Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of Memphis.

Get the Latest AIA Orange County Society Newsletter

Click here to download the AIA-OC Newsletter (revised version posted 1/7/15).

AIA-OC Society News

International Archaeology Day

On October 18, 2014 Dr. Andrew Vaughn, Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Boston, gave a lecture and slide presentation on “An Update on Archaeology in Syria: Safeguarding Artifacts in Times of Strife” at the Mission Viejo Library Heritage Room to commemorate International Archaeology Day.

Left to right: Librarian Genesis Hansen, Norma Kershaw, Ruth DeNault and Dr. Andrew Vaughn, ASOR Director

Tall Ships Festival September 6th-7th

AIA-Orange County had a table at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point's Tall
Ships Festival September 6th and 7th. 

Jason and Lisa Miller, Denise Redvers Higgins and Ruth DeNault manned the
table with our lecture schedule, AIA membership, and information about the
Ancient Maritime Archaeology Weekend November 15-16 at La Sierra University
in Riverside.  We were visited by hundreds of families, many with children
of all ages.


AIA-OC Member News

Click here to read about recent AIA-OC member activities.

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.

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