Current Downloadable Files
2017 AIA-OC Grant Description and Application
2017 AIA-OC Grant Referral Form
2016 AIA-OC Grant Award Details
The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc.
The controversy over the proposed construction of the large astronomical telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii
Dr. Peter Mills
University of Hawaii, Hilo
Sunday April 23, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
at Concordia University
For Details and Directions, Click Here
AIA-OC 2017 Educational Grant Opportunity
To: Members of the Southern California Archaeological/Anthropological Academic Community
Archaeological Institute of America - Orange County Society intends to
grant a $2,000 grant to a Southern California graduate student in the
second quarter of 2017. Click on the following links to download (1) a
description of the grant requirements and application, and (2) a referral form.
Our intent is to fund activity that uniquely contributes to an on-going
project. That is, the project already is or is expected to be funded
for its intended scope.
The purpose of the grant is to provide funds for additional effort that
could be instrumental in extending the project in potentially important
ways. As examples the funds could be used for underwriting specialized
dating methods; they could provide access to unique research
collections for extended comparative analysis; they could allow
creating or using software, for example to show how complex adaptive
systems theory relate to the project.
intent is to provide additional funding to allow an outstanding
archaeology student to do possibly groundbreaking work that could
advance his/her career as well as the project.
winner will receive $2,000 and membership in the AIA. He/she will be
asked to present the project results in a lecture before AIA-OC Society
members and write a synopsis for the Society Newsletter.
are asking you to recommend a student you believe to be qualified and
capable of such an undertaking. Also we ask that you circulate this to
colleagues who themselves might have such students.
AIA-OC Scholarship Committee
2016 AIA-OC Educational Grants Have Been Awarded
Click here for Grant Details
Get the Latest AIA Orange County Society Newsletter
Click here to download the AIA-OC Newsletter
(Summer 2016 Edition posted 10/30/16).
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)
Visit to UCSD's Cyber-Archaeology Lab
On April 17, 2016 Dr.
Tom Levy of the University of California San Diego and the AIA-OC
offered a unique opportunity for AIA-OC members and guests to visit
cyber-archaeology lab. For more photos, click here.
the traditional excavation process in archaeology destroys the record
under investigation, the goal is to capture information more quickly
and accurately by using digital tools and processes. Tom and his
students are at the forefront of new ways to capture, record, analyze,
curate and disseminate information. In the labs, faculty and
students demonstrated virtual reality tools such as the Oculus Rift
headset, Google Cardboard, the 3-D StarCAVE, and more, showing us the
future of archaeology. More more information, read the attached
Download the following by clicking on the name:
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.