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Anza Borrego Field Trip:
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The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc.

New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel

Dr. Jodi Magness
AIA National President 
Kenan Distinguished Professor
UNC Chapel Hill

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 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

January 13, 2019
Patrick Crabb (pscrabb@cox.net)

COST: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

Please join us at Anza Borrego Desert State park to learn more about the cultural history of the area with a lecture from a member of the Colorado Desert Archaeology Society, a visit to the Begole center, and a guided hike on the Morteros trail in Blair Valley. 
We are starting at 9:30am so it's possible to make this a day trip, however, hotel/camping options are on an attachment.

Please RSVP by January 3rd to our Tour chairperson, Patrick Crabb at pscrabb@cox.net. (See attached flyers with maps for most current information.)

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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.

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.

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)


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.