AIA-OC News and Events
We regretfully inform our members that Lynn Bishop, AIA-OC Governor at Large, passed away in March 2013. Lynn joined AIA-OC in 2005 and we remember her as an energetic and inspiring member of our board
On March 3, 2013 Dr. Thomas Levy, UCSD, spoke on INSIGHTS FROM THE HOLY LAND: CYBER ARCHAEOLOGY AND WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE.
You can view Dr. Levy’s TEDTALK “Cyber
Archaeology in a Holy Land” on YOUTUBE’s TEDTALK channel.
March 2013 speaker Dr. Thomas Levy with AIA-OC President Ruth
DeNault (left) and AIA-OC Founder and Past-President Norma Kershaw.
AIA National Meeting in Seattle.
Each year, the AIA holds its national meeting for scholars to present
research, to show off the latest in archaeological methods and to
conduct its business. In January 2013 five of our local society members were
able to attend: President Ruth DeNault (center), Board Members Jason
Miller and Denise Redvers-Higgins (right), Past-President Lianne Oaks, and Lisa Miller (not pictured).
An AIA-Orange County Society lecture by
the eminent paleoanthropologist
Dr. Donald Johanson on May 5,
2010 was co-sponsored by, and held at, the prestigious
National Academy of Science and Engineering in Irvine, CA, as part of
their Distinctive Voices series. The lecture was the largest attendance
ever for our AIA-OC Society. Over 385 people were accommodated at the Beckman Center (see
photo), while over 150-200 folks had to be turned
away. After the lecture Dr. Johanson signed books
and happily obliged in photo ops with lecture attendees. All
agreed that it was the most prestigious and well publicized event that
our society has ever held.
Dr. Johanson said it was one of the best lecture experiences he has
ever had and hopes to continue a relationship with our
Saturday, April 24, 2010, fourteen members and friends of the AIA-OC
Society toured the grounds of the Getty Villa in Malibu, CC and had a
docent tour of the exciting exhibition: "The Aztec Pantheon and the Art
shows our group at the Getty Villa. Photo #2
shows a large "green stone" sculpture of an Aztec Warrior.
Society toured the USC/ARC and Archaeology Labs on October 20,
here for details.
On August 25,
2007, 17 members of the AIA-OC Society and their guests visited the "Journey
To The Copper Age: Archaeology of the Holy Land" and Dead Sea
Scrolls exhibits at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.
Click here to read
16, 2006, 17 members of the AIA-OC Society visited the Getty Villa
Museum in Malibu, CA. Click here to read
On June 17
2006, a group of 14 members of the AIA-OC Society traveled
to San Diego's Balboa Park to participate in a tour of the Museum Of
here to read about it.
Visit a photo
gallery of other past events.