PCAS Activities

Monthly 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, 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue (between the I-5 and I-405, next to the Post Office) in Irvine, on the second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 pm.

Field Trips
The Society offers numerous field trips to unique prehistoric sites. Recent visits include day trips to the Malaga Cove, the Salton Basin fishtraps, and rock art sites. Field trip participation is restricted to PCAS members and guests..

The PCAS Library
PCAS maintains an extensive collection of local reports and reference materials. These materials can be viewed by the public on the first Wednesday of the month, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. PCAS members can borrow most items for a limited time period.  Please call Jane Gothold (562-947-6506) to verify that the library will be open.

Laboratory Analysis
Collections generated by local excavations are cleaned, studied, labeled, recorded, and prepared for storage by PCAS members. In 1977, the Orange County Board of Supervisors designated the Pacific Coast Archaeological Society as the official curator of archaeological materials for the County. The Society was given use of a room in the historic Old Courthouse in Santa Ana for lab work and library display. 

Please contact Curator Mark Roeder at curator@pcas.org if you would like to be involved with PCAS curation.