PCAS General Meetings

Monthly lecture meetings feature noted archaeologists and anthropologists who provide insight into a variety of topics. Lecture meetings are held at the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue (between the I-5 and I-405) in Irvine, on the second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 pm. Meetings are free and open to the public. See vicinity and detail maps of PCAS meeting location. For additional directions, please call Scott Findlay, 714-342-2534.

Please Note: The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the district’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

You are invited to join the speaker and PCAS members for dinner before the general meeting. It's an informal opportunity to visit with an acknowledged expert. We meet at 6:00 pm at a local restaurant. Please check the newsletter (left menu) for location.

Schedule and Speakers

Please note that last minute changes may occur.

No meetings in July and August


September 14, 2017

Dr. James S. Kus

What’s New at Machu Picchu


October 12, 2017

Dr. Alan P.  Gold

Ghost Dance Rock Art


November 9, 2017

Dr. Janine Gasco

Cacao (Chocolate) in Precolumbian and Contemporary Mesoamerica


December 14, 2017

Dr. Dennis L. Jenkins

Paisley Caves