The AIA - Orange County Society, Inc. presents
Dr. Tim Kohler
Department of Anthropology
Washington State University
and Empirical Research Shed Light on the Entwined Histories of Climate,
Production, Population, Hierarchy, and Violence in the Northern
Southwest AD 600-1500"
AIA Sponsored Lecture
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM at Concordia University
Dr. Tim Kohler
is also speaking on
"Prehispanic Pueblo Societies: The Big Picture from the Village Ecodynamics Project"
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the
100 Academy Drive
Map and Directions
This lecture requires a reservation.
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Details and Directions
February 15, 2015 at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
“The Discovery of King Tut” is an exhibit that re-creates what Howard
Carter saw in 1922, faithfully reproduced over five years by
Egyptologists. Today the actual tomb is largely empty and the amazing
contents are scattered in various collections. Experience the life and
time of the Boy King and related presentations to complete your
understanding. Steve Jacques is working on details for this trip and
will be at the January 11th lecture with further information.
January 25, 2015 at 1:30 PM: The
Bowers Museum in Santa Ana will host Thomas Levy of UC San Diego
presenting "Secrets of the Lost Wax Method of Ancient Metallurgy: a
Cross-Cultural Perspective." Click here for additional information.
February 8, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Eric Cline and William Dever present "The Collapse of Civilization in 1177 BCE and the Rise of Archaeological Israel" at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Click here for cost, registration and further information.
Free ARCE lectures at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana
February 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM:
“The Gold Throne of King Tutankhamin" by Dr. Nicholas Reeves,
Residential Scholar in the School of Anthropology, University of
March 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM: “Who
Were the Tomb Robbers of Thebes?” by Dr. Nigel Strudwick, Assistant
Keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum
and Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of Memphis.
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AIA-OC Society News
International Archaeology Day
October 18, 2014 Dr. Andrew Vaughn, Director of the American School of
Oriental Research in Boston, gave a lecture and slide presentation on
“An Update on Archaeology in Syria: Safeguarding Artifacts in Times of
Strife” at the Mission Viejo Library Heritage Room to commemorate
International Archaeology Day.
Left to right: Librarian Genesis Hansen, Norma Kershaw, Ruth DeNault and Dr. Andrew Vaughn, ASOR Director
Tall Ships Festival September 6th-7th
AIA-Orange County had a table at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point's Tall
Ships Festival September 6th and 7th.
Jason and Lisa Miller, Denise Redvers Higgins and Ruth DeNault manned the
table with our lecture schedule, AIA membership, and information about the
Ancient Maritime Archaeology Weekend November 15-16 at La Sierra University
in Riverside. We were visited by hundreds of families, many with children
of all ages.
AIA-OC Member News
Click here to read about recent AIA-OC member activities.
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.