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Nov. 12-13, 2016 La Sierra University Archaeology Discovery Weekend

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2016 AIA-OC Grant Details

AIA-OC Newsletter

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

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

To download a flyer, click here.

AIA-OC Holiday Party

December 9, 2016
6:30-10:00 PM

AIA-OC 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

Get the Latest AIA Orange County Society Newsletter

Click here to download the AIA-OC Newsletter

(Summer 2016 Edition posted 10/30/16

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)


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 UCSD's world-renowned cyber-archaeology lab. For more photos, click here.

As 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 articles.

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.