Current Downloadable PDF Files
Nov. 12-13, 2016 La Sierra University Archaeology Discovery Weekend
AIA-OC Holiday Party Flyer
2016 AIA-OC Grant Details
The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc.
Constructing an Archaeological Narrative on Cave Use in Michoacan, Mexico
Ms. Cinthia Marlene Campos
2016 AIA-OC Grant Recipient
Sunday November 6, 2016, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
at Concordia University
For Details and Directions, Click Here
2016 AIA-OC Educational Grants Have Been Awarded
Click here for Grant Details
Get the Latest AIA Orange County Society Newsletter
8th Annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend
at La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside CA, 92505
A Man’s World?
Queens, Goddesses, and Mothers in the Ancient Near East
November 12-13, 2016
AIA-OC Holiday Party
December 9, 2016
invites all to join in our holiday party at the Costa Mesa Country Club
for dinner and entertainment. Remember that exotic outfit or those
bizarre bangles you bought during your foreign travels? Up to now
you’ve had nowhere to wear them. Now you do! Come to the AIA-OC holiday
party to show your costumes and share stories.
Joining us as special guests will be the Beazells, who have acquired
clothing and accessories from cultures around the world and who will
give us a brief preview of their collection.
Costumes encouraged, but not required.
Cost: $50. Click here
to download the Holiday Party Flyer
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.