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The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc. presents

Suzanne Cahill, Ph.D., Department of History,
University of California San Diego 

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China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdu

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:00-4:00 PM

Click Here for Program Details and Directions


Get the Latest AIA Orange County Society Newsletter

Click here to download the AIA-OC Newsletter (posted 9/12/14).

Upcoming Archaeology Events

The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center has a Fall Lecture Series on November 13, 2014 and December 10, 2014 in Fullerton. Click here to download the information.

Ancient Maritime Archaeology at
La Sierra University

AIA-OC is pleased to announce that we will be joining with La Sierra University and other archaeology groups to present a weekend focused on Ancient Maritime Archaeology. Coming November 15 – 16, this event will offer great opportunities to
delve into the world of ships and sea-related ancient history. Click to download the program flyer or visit the main website at http://lasierra.edu/cnea/discovery-weekend/

La Sierra University has one of the largest collections in the United States of daily use artifacts from Jordan, Palestine, and Israel.

ASOR Annual Meeting

The American Society of Oriental Research (ASOR) will meet in San Diego November 19-22 at the Westin Hotel. For information, see http://www.asor.bu.edu.

Biblical Archaeology Society
Bible and Archaeology Fest XVII

The Bible and Archaeology Fest XVII will be held November 21-23 at the U. S. Grant Hotel in San Diego. Direct your browser to http://www.bobllicalarchaeology.org/fest for additional information.

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.

Eugene Lally, AIA-OC member and photographer, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. Gene graduated from Northeastern University and received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1957. He went on to become a leader in the frontier of space exploration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and later founded his own company. He was a pioneer of digital photography technology. We will miss seeing Gene and his ever-present camera at AIA-OC events.

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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