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The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc. presents

Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney
Associate Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture

speaking on


Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM at Concordia University

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Hatshepsut's mortuary temple near Luxor, Egypt. April 27, 2010.
Photo by J. Lancaster.


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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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