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Lynn Bishop

We regretfully inform our members that Lynn Bishop, AIA-OC Governor at Large, passed away in March 2013.  Lynn joined AIA-OC in 2005 and we remember her as an energetic and inspiring member of our board

On March 3, 2013 Dr. Thomas Levy, UCSD, spoke on INSIGHTS FROM THE HOLY LAND: CYBER ARCHAEOLOGY AND WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE.  You can view Dr. Levy’s TEDTALK “Cyber Archaeology in a Holy Land” on YOUTUBE’s TEDTALK channel.
Our March 2013 speaker Dr. Thomas Levy with AIA-OC President  Ruth DeNault (left) and AIA-OC Founder and Past-President Norma Kershaw.

AIA National Meeting in Seattle. Each year, the AIA holds its national meeting for scholars to present research, to show off the latest in archaeological methods and to conduct its business. In January 2013 five of our local society members were able to attend: President Ruth DeNault (center), Board Members Jason Miller and Denise Redvers-Higgins (right), Past-President Lianne Oaks, and Lisa Miller (not pictured).

An AIA-Orange County Society lecture by the eminent paleoanthropologist
Dr. Donald Johanson on May 5, 2010 was co-sponsored by, and held at, the prestigious National Academy of Science and Engineering in Irvine, CA, as part of their Distinctive Voices series. The lecture was the largest attendance ever for our 
AIA-OC Society.  Over 385 people were accommodated at the Beckman Center (see photo), while over 150-200 folks had to be turned away.   After the lecture Dr. Johanson signed books and happily obliged in photo ops with lecture attendees.  All agreed that it was the most prestigious and well publicized event that our society has ever held.

Dr. Johanson said it was one of the best lecture experiences he has ever had and hopes to continue a relationship with our society.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, fourteen members and friends of the AIA-OC Society toured the grounds of the Getty Villa in Malibu, CC and had a docent tour of the exciting exhibition: "The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire."
Photo #1 shows our group at the Getty Villa. Photo #2 shows a large "green stone" sculpture of an Aztec Warrior.

The AIA-OC Society toured the USC/ARC and Archaeology Labs on October 20, 2007Click here for details.

On August 25, 2007, 17 members of the AIA-OC Society and their guests visited the "Journey To The Copper Age: Archaeology of the Holy Land" and Dead Sea Scrolls exhibits at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.
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On September 16, 2006, 17 members of the AIA-OC Society visited the Getty Villa Museum in Malibu, CA.  Click here to read about it.

On June 17 2006, a group of 14 members of the AIA-OC Society traveled to San Diego's Balboa Park to participate in a tour of the Museum Of Man.  Click here to read about it.

Visit a photo gallery of other past events.