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Next AIA-Orange County Society Lecture

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00-4:00 PM

A Quarter Century of Archaeological Research on the California Channel Islands

at Concordia University

Dr. René L. Vellanoweth

Department of Anthropology
California State University
Los Angeles

Join Professor René Vellanoweth as he shares some of the most exciting archaeological discoveries from the Channel Islands, including San Nicolas Island, made famous in Scott O'Dell's novel "Island of the Blue Dolphins." Using examples from his own research, Professor Vellanoweth presents a vividly illustrated account of how Native Americans responded to the demands of island life through technological innovations, intricate trade networks, and strong spiritual connections to the land and sea.
René Vellanoweth is Professor of Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). He had previously taught at Humboldt State University, located on the northern California coast. His research interests include coastal and island archaeology, historical ecology, environmental archaeology, field methods, and the use of integrative approaches to understand the past. He has published widely on diverse topics in the fields of archaeology, history, and ecology.

Additional Information for Lectures at Concordia University ...

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA

Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.

Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)