information call (562) 596-8478 or contact the Main office of the AIA:
Archaeological Institute of America, Located at Boston University, 656
Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215-2010.
Telephone (617) 353-9361, Fax (617) 353-6550,
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Studying Greek Temples:
The Hephaisteion in Athens
Dr. Margaret M. Miles
Professor of Art History and Classics
University of California, Irvine
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
at Concordia University, Grimm Hall, DeNault Auditorium
For Details and Directions, Click Here
Field Trip to Anza Borrego Desert State Park
DATE: January 12-13, 2019
ORGANIZER: Patrick Crabb
COST: TBD ($20/pp?)
Details: Timed to follow a
two-day lecture series from the CDAS (Colorado Desert Archaeological
Society) on January 10-11, we will visit the Begole archaeological
storage facility and make a day trip to Blair Valley where a state park
archaeologist will provide insights on the local archaeology.
AIA-OC Awards 2018 Educational Grants to Two
Southern California Graduate Students
The 2018 AIA OC Grant Award Winners are Matt Howland, UCSD and Alicia Gorman, UCSB.
Matt's project is a comprehensive study of archaeological ceramics
recovered from an Iron Age copper production site, Khirbat al-Jariya
(KAJ), in southern Jordan’s Faynan region. Alicia's research addresses
the entanglement of religion and social inequality at the site of Cerro
Tortolita, a ceremonial center with a sizable resident population
located in the upper Ica Valley on the south coast of Peru.
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.
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)
Coming soon ...
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.