The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc. presents
Stuart Tyson Smith, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Dept of Anthropology, UCSB
DR. SMITH GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00-4:00 PM
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AIA-OC Society News
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.
Marie-Henriette Gates, Professor of Archaeology at Bilkent University
in Turkey was the speaker at the AIA-OC meeting on Sunday, January, 26,
2014. She spoke on Kinet Höyük (Turkey) and the Archaeology of Eastern
Mediterranean Seaports. The phto below shows Dr. Gates (standing) with
David Seigle, AIA national board member, and Normaw Kershaw, founder of
the AIA, Orange County Chapter.
National Archaeology Day
Our Saturday, October 19, 2013 the AIA-OC helped celebrate National Archaeology Day
with a program and cuneiform writing demonstration at the Bowers Museum
in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. William Schniedewind, who holds the Kershaw Chair
of Eastern Mediterranean Studies at UCLA, presented a lecture on “The
Ancient Persian Cylinder of Cyrus the Great." See photos here.
The AIA-OC also had a display for International Archaeology Day at the Mission Viejo Library.
The AIA-OC had a field trip to the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology at La Sierra University on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
part of a salute to National Archaeology Day, the field trip included a
behind the scenes tour by Dr. Douglas Clark, Director of the Exhibit of
Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts Labs for Collection and Research, and a
PowerPoint presentation on “Excavations in Jordan.” See photos here.
Sierra University has one of the largest collections in the United
States of daily use artifacts from Jordan, Palestine, and Israel.
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.