Current Downloadable Files
The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc.
Were Mastadons Butchered by Hominins in San Diego
130,000 Years Ago
Dr. Thomas Deméré
Museum of Man
San Diego, CA
Sunday June 11, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
at Concordia University
For Details and Directions, Click Here
AIA-OC Awards 2017 Educational Grants to Two
Southern California Graduate Students
to successful fundraising and generous donations of members and
friends, the AIA-OC Grant committee was able to award two $2,000 grants
this year. Mikael
Fauvelle, a Ph.D. candidate from UCSD, is studying elite and non-elite
interactions with remote power centers in Mexico during the Early
Classic and Post Classic periods.
Danielle Candelora is a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA studying Egyptian
archaeology with an emphasis on the period of the Hyksos of Lower
Egypt. They will be at our May meeting to receive their awards and give
a brief overview of their projects. We will look forward to
seeing them speak at one of our lectures next year! And
thanks to our Fundraising and Grant Committees for their efforts.
2016 AIA-OC Educational Grants
Click here for 2016 Grant Details
Get the Latest AIA Orange County Society Newsletter
Click here to download the AIA-OC Newsletter
(Summer 2016 Edition posted 10/30/16).
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
Download the following by clicking on the name:
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.