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Oct. 15, 2016 International Archaeology Day at Bowers Museum
Oct. 16, 2016 Petroglyph Tour
Nov. 12-13, 2016 La Sierra University Archaeology Discovery Weekend
2016 AIA-OC Grant Details
The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc.
The American Research Center in Egypt, Orange County Chapter
From Egypt before the Pharaohs
to the Future of Archaeology
A Special Program in Celebration of International Archaeology Day
Saturday October 15, 2016, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
at the Norma Kershaw Auditorium, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
Dr. Kara Cooney
University of California, Los Angeles
Egypt before the Pharaohs: Predynastic Cosmetic Palettes
Dr. Hans Barnard
University of California, Los Angeles
Egypt and Beyond: Archaeology of the Eastern Desert
The Future of Archaeology:
"New Techniques of Archaeological Technology"
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2016 AIA-OC Educational Grants Have Been Awarded
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PETROGLYPH TOUR TO CORN SPRINGS, RIVERSIDE COUNTY
Sunday, October 16, 2016
uniquely exciting AIA tour is coming this fall season. AIA is hosting a
petroglyph excursion to Corn Springs in Riverside County (17 miles east
of Desert Center off Fwy I-10). Local archeologist Britt Wilson from
the Coachella Valley Archeology Society (CVAS) will host an informative
tour. No 4-wheel drive is required although there is an 8-mile
well-graded dirt road to the site/campgrounds. This 2-3hr. field trip
day will end around 2:00-3:00PM for an easy return home into Orange
County on the same day. Individuals need to arrange their own
transportation there and back (appx. 2hr. drive from Orange County to
our rendezvous point at TA Travel Center just off Fwy I-10). Everyone
should meet at 8:30AM at the TA parking lot. We will have an additional
hour drive to the site. Bring water and a sack lunch.
Interested parties are requested to contribute a $30/person fee which
partly goes to the host support CVAS and to our AIA
scholarships. Reservation is requested: send check
(payable: “AIA-OC”) to Treasurer Lianne Oakes: 1400 Quail Street, #220,
Newport Beach, CA 92660.
Suggestion: reserve a motel or campground in nearby Indio for the night
before. This will allow a less stressful early morning drive from
Orange County to the rendezvous point by 8:30AM.
To download a flyer, click here.
8th Annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend
at La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside CA, 92505
A Man’s World?
Queens, Goddesses, and Mothers in the Ancient Near East
November 12-13, 2016
AIA-OC Holiday Party
December 9, 2016
invites all to join in our holiday party at the Costa Mesa Country Club
for dinner and entertainment. Remember that exotic outfit or those
bizarre bangles you bought during your foreign travels? Up to now
you’ve had nowhere to wear them. Now you do! Come to the AIA-OC holiday
party to show your costumes and share stories.
Joining us as special guests will be the Beazells, who have acquired
clothing and accessories from cultures around the world and who will
give us a brief preview of their collection.
Costumes encouraged, but not required.
Click here to download the AIA-OC Newsletter
(Winter 2016 Edition posted 1/17/16).
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)
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
cyber-archaeology lab. For more photos, click here.
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
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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.