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The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc. presents

René L. Vellanoweth, PhD

California State University, Los Angeles


speaking on


 A Quarter Century of Archaeological Research on the California Channel Islands

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00-4:00 PM at Concordia University

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Get the Latest AIA Orange County Society Newsletter

Click here to download the AIA-OC Newsletter

(Winter 2016 Edition posted 1/17/16
).



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.


AIA-OC News

Visit to UCSD's Cyber-Archaeology Lab



On April 17, 2016 Dr. Tom Levy of the University of California San Diego and the AIA-OC offered a unique opportunity for AIA-OC members and guests to visit UCSD's world-renowned cyber-archaeology lab. For more photos, click here.


As the traditional excavation process in archaeology destroys the record under investigation, the goal is to capture information more quickly and accurately by using digital tools and processes.  Tom and his students are at the forefront of new ways to capture, record, analyze, curate and disseminate information.  In the labs, faculty and students demonstrated virtual reality tools such as the Oculus Rift headset, Google Cardboard, the 3-D StarCAVE, and more, showing us the future of archaeology.  More more information, read the attached articles.

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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.