The San Diego Archaeological Center houses many prehistoric and historic collections from San Diego County adjacent regions. The Center provides state and federally approved curation facilities for archaeological collections and related archival documentation that is mandated by various pieces of federal legislation and regulation 36 CFR Part 79. The Center is equipped with over 5000 square feet of vault space that allow us to provide long-term curation and care for a wide range of archaeological materials, including artifacts, ecofacts, maps, photographs, and site records. Our curation facility meets or exceeds standards established in regulation 36 CFR Part 79. In addition, we partner with local colleges and universities to provide a setting for volunteers and students interested in archaeology to gain hands-on experience working with archaeological collections. The SDAC has a diverse staff of professionals and technical support personnel. Our experienced staff has expertise in local, regional, and national collections management policies and practices.
COLLECTION DEPARTMENT HOURS
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Saturdays- 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.