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Please Join Us for These 2016-17 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 17, 2016

Garden Party, 2 - 5 PM at 2046 North Flower Street, Santa Ana, CA. See the announcement on the AIA-OC Home Page.

How Midas earned the epithet, the "King with the Golden Touch”
  • Brian Rose, Ph.D., Pritchard Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
September 18, 2016

25 years of excavation and analysis of Troy
  • Brian Rose, Ph.D., Pritchard Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
October 15, 2016

International Archaeology Day
Joint lecture with the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

Egypt before the Pharaohs:  Predynastic Cosmetic Palettes

  • Dr. Kara Cooney, University of California, Los Angeles
Egypt and Beyond:  Archaeology of the Eastern Desert
  • Dr. Hans Barnard, University of California, Los Angeles
The Future of Archaeology: "New Techniques of Archaeological Technology"
  • Kate Pointer, guest speaker (age 10)
November 6, 2016  

Constructing an Archaeological Narrative on Cave Use in Michoacan, Mexico

  • Cinthia Marlene Campos, 2016 AIA-OC grant winner
January 15, 2017

Inca Conquest and Local Mortuary Practice in the Mid-Chincha Valley, Peru: New Chronological Perspectives 
  • Jacob Bongers, 2016 AIA-OC grant winner
February 12, 2017

Excavation in Cástulo, Spain

  • Dr. Justin Walsh, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Chapman University
March, 2017

Ethnicity in the Archaeological Record: A View from Tall al'Umayri and other Recent Excavations
  • Dr. Kent Bramlett, La Sierra University
April 23, 2017

The controversy over the proposed construction of the large astronomical telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

  • Peter Mills, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Hilo
May 21, 2017

Abel Beth Maacah: Uncovering the Secrets of a Biblical City
  • Robert Mullins, Azusa Pacific University
June 11, 2017

Added Lecture: Were Mastadons Butchered by Hominins in San Diego 130,000 Years Ago
  • Thomas Deméré, Museum of Man

Prior year lecture schedules: 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13

For additional information regarding the AIA-Orange County, Inc. 2016-17 program contact Dr. Jim Lancaster at LJAMES1@ix.netcom.com