• Overview

    San Diego Archaeological Center

    The San Diego Archaeological Center is a curation facility and museum where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 10,000 years. Visit our museum, which is located in the picturesque San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, one mile east of the San Diego Safari Park. In addition to its role as a museum, the Center serves…

  • Events and More

    Employment Seminar

    Interested in working in the field of archaeology? Hear cultural resource management (CRM), government, and academic archaeologists discuss job-seeking at the Employment Seminar. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets to the barbecue and network with guests. To register for the…

  • Events and More

    Annual BBQ

    The Center invites the public for an afternoon of food, amusement, and music.  This popular barbecue honors our hardworking interns and volunteers, loyal members and supporters, and local archaeologists. Enjoy pulled pork, grilled chicken, and veggie wraps courtesy of H…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Discoidal

    These almost perfectly round tools indicate sophisticated technology. The exact use of these tools is unknown, although suggestions have included games, ceremonial uses, and weights. They do not appear to have been used for grinding foodstuffs or other material. They…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Pest Management

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. What is Integrated Pest Management? Preventing collections from damage and deterioration is an important part of any collections…

  • eNewsletter

    Spring E-newsletter

    Spring is here, and there’s so much to see and do at the San Diego Archaeological Center! Tickets are on sale for our 16th Annual BBQ on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 PM. We will also be hosting a…