LECTURES and EVENTS

Orange County Society

LECTURES AND EVENTS

AIA Orange County Society offers monthly lectures from renowned professional archaeologists who share insights into Old and New World civilizations with the latest cutting-edge research.  Our lecturers’ topics span the globe and occasionally venture into space.
Each year AIA national provides our society with two lecturers. All other lectures are supported from donations by generous sponsors.  The cost to sponsors a lecture is $300, and both members and non-members have done this.  Mostly it’s the satisfaction of helping that generates a donation, but it is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

AIA-OC Society Lecture: A Burial’s Burden: Occupational Stress in Ancient Egypt

Popular depictions of ancient Egypt often focus on the labor required to build, decorate, and complete major building projects like the pyramids. Yet, these depictions rarely take into consideration the …

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via Zoom: All current society members will receive an email with the Zoom link a week before the lecture. If you don’t currently receive email from AIA-OC Society, please fill out the contact form on this website to be added to the list.,

Exploring Stress and Diet: A Bioarchaeological Understanding of the Chimú at Huaca de la Luna

The Chimú (AD 900-1470) were the second largest Andean empire. Emerging in the Moche Valley of Peru, the Chimú extended their reach from the northern border of Ecuador, south to …

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via Zoom: All current society members will receive an email with the Zoom link a week before the lecture. If you don’t currently receive email from AIA-OC Society, please fill out the contact form on this website to be added to the list.,

AIA-OC Society Lecture: Eating and Archaeology in Fiji

Lecturer: Dr. Sharyn Jones, Northern Kentucky University | Jo Anne Van Tillburg Lecture | Using archaeological information and multiple lines of evidence I discuss long-term patterns in foodways and more …

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via Zoom: All current society members will receive an email with the Zoom link a week before the lecture. If you don’t currently receive email from AIA-OC Society, please fill out the contact form on this website to be added to the list.,

Etowah Beginnings: New Research into the Origins of a Mississippian Polity

Mississippian culture (AD 1000-1600) is characterized by intensive agriculture, a suite of ornate religious paraphernalia and monumental architecture, including large earthen pyramids. Mississippian practices and beliefs spread across much of …

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via Zoom: All current society members will receive an email with the Zoom link a week before the lecture. If you don’t currently receive email from AIA-OC Society, please fill out the contact form on this website to be added to the list.,

Some of our past years’ events: