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AIA-OC Events and Lectures for October 2015

Garden Party, Sunday October 4, 2014
Kick off the AIA-OC Society Award for Original
Research in Archaeology

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to download the flyer.

International Archaeology Weekend at the Bowers Museum:

Exploring our Past with Archaeology

Sponsored by AIA-Orange County Society,
American Research Center in Egypt-Orange County Chapter,
American Schools of Oriental Research, Bowers Museum, and Mission Viejo Library

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 12:30 – 5:00
Sunday, October 18, 2015 1:30 - 5:00

Bowers Museum
2002 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Saturday, October 17, 2015

International Archaeology Day in collaboration with ASOR, ARCE, the Mission Viejo Library and Bowers Museum. Arrive early to view the exhibitions, have lunch in Tangata Restaurant which opens at 11:00, or visit activities at the Kidseum next door.

Exploring our Past with Archaeology”, begins at 12:30 in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium of the Bowers Museum.

  • Archaeology in Peril by Dr. Andrew Vaughn of ASOR

A dramatic lecture illustrating the current situation as ISIL wreaks havoc on the sites and artifacts of our heritage in Syria, Iraq,
and Yemen.

  • Egypt’s New Kingdom and Nubia by W. Benson Harer, M. D. of ARCE.

Fascinating new discoveries of mummies in the Sudan and the gripping events as Egypt seeks control of the gold and riches of Nubia.

  • The Future of the Past by Dr. Tom Levy of UCSD

Balloon photography in Israel-Palestine, and an update on significant excavations in Jordon, Israel, and Cyprus. Plus Dr. Levy will share recent work at Delphi, Greece and Cyber Archaeology at work. Brady Liss, a UCSD graduate student will share an exciting field experience and show how the latest scientific tools are used onsite.

After a brief time for questions from the audience, guests will enjoy a wine and cheese reception.

Sunday October 18th, 2015

Dr. Zahi Hawass, noted Director of Egyptology, will give a presentation  at 1:30 in the Norma
Kershaw Auditorium.

AIA-OC has reserved a block of up to 50 seats in the auditorium for Saturday.

Cost for Saturday, Sunday or both:

Please contact Ruth DeNault rdenault@denaults.com or Lianne Oakes loakes6061@aol.com for reservations. Send in your reservations a.s.a.p. or sign up at our first lecture on September 27th.

This promises to be an exciting weekend for members and guests.

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The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc. presents

Tess Davis
Executive Director of The Antiquities Coalition
Affiliated Researcher, University of Glasgow

speaking on

“The Islamic State and Palmyra”
(AIA sponsored lecture)


Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM at Concordia University

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Get the Latest AIA Orange County Society Newsletter

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(Fall 2015 Edition posted 9/8/15

Other Archaeology Events

There will be two major events on Syria this fall at La Sierra University:

1) On Tuesday evening, 13 October, at 7:00 pm in the Troesh Auditorium of the Zapara School of Business, Rami Khouri, globally known and respected journalist from Beirut and a regular on important news outlets like NPR, will lecture on Syria and Iraq in the grip of ISIS. 
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2) On Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 November, the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology mounts its 7th annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend, this year on Syria. Scholars from the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and the US will converge on campus to talk about Syria's immense contributions to human culture (Saturday), and the threats its cultural heritage currently faces (Sunday).
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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.