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Please Join Us for These 2015-16 Programs

Unless otherwise indicated, all programs will be held at the DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall, Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA (click here for directions and information about the next program).

September 27, 2015

“Sex and Human Sacrifice at the Moche Huacas”

  • James Kus, PhD, CSU Fresno – Professor Emeritus, Geography, Registered Professional Archaeologist
October 4, 2015

Garden Party – Kick off the AIA-OC Society Award for Original
Research in Archaeology
  • Seigle Residence
  • Cost is $50/person
  • Click Here for flyer with details
October 17-18, 2015

International Archaeology Weekend at the Bowers Museum

  • Saturday, October 17th, 12:30-5:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 18th, 1:30 PM
  • Click Here to download the complete flyer with sign-up information.
October 25, 2015

“The Islamic State and Palmyra” (AIA sponsored lecture)
  • Tess Davis, Executive Director, The Antiquities Coalition, Affiliated Researcher, University of Glasgow
November 15, 2015   

Neolithic Site of Akrotiri on Santorini: History and Frescoes 

  • Dr. Irini Vallera-Rickerson, Orange Coast College
January 24, 2016

Granaries and Power: Storage of Agricultural Surplus in Ancient Egypt
  • Willeke Wendrich, Joan Silsbee Chair of African Cultural Archaeology, Professor Egyptian Archaeology, UCLA
February 21, 2016

Trade and interaction in the Black Sea over the past 6000 years

  • Owen Doonan, Professor Art History Program, CSU Northridg, Director - Sinop Regional Archaeological Project
March 13, 2016

Development and Organization of the Olmec culture (1200-    500BC) and organization of Olmec households

  • Carl Wendt, Professor of Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
April 3, 2016

The Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project - a new model for site preservation and community engagement in heritage-13th C Dominican Friary in the medieval town of Trim (AIA sponsored lecture)

  • Stephen Mandal, The Irish Archaeology Field School
May 15, 2016

California Channel Islands

  • René Vellanoweth, CSU Los Angeles

Prior year lecture schedules: 2013-14 2012-13

For additional information regarding the AIA-Orange County, Inc. 2013-14 program contact Dr. Jim Lancaster at LJAMES1@ix.netcom.com