• Overview

    San Diego Archaeological Center

    The San Diego Archaeological Center is a nonprofit curation facility and museum where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 12,000 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…

  • Events and More

    Living Room Lecture: Sinking of the USS Thresher Update

    Captain Jim Bryant, USN (Ret.), a former commanding officer of a THRESHER Class nuclear powered submarine, and Stephen Walsh, a retired submarine naval architect,  will discuss the most important details learned from recently declassified files, including the many factors that…

  • Virtual Exhibits

    Now Curating Virtual Exhibit

    The San Diego Archaeological Center houses many prehistoric and historic collections from the San Diego County adjacent regions. The Center is equipped with over 5,000 square feet of vault space that allow us to provide long-term curation and care for…

  • Kids Dig Archaeology Blog

    Oh My Fluffle!

    Dr. Arty Fax’s Archy Facts is a blog introducing kids to the exciting world of archaeology!   “What in the world is a fluffle?” you might ask. Well, this funny little word means a group of wild rabbits. It turns…

  • The Wonderful World Of... Blog

    The Wonderful World of Geology

    The Wonderful World of… is a monthly blog focusing on some of the many themes, concepts, and sub-disciplines related to the fascinating world of Southern Californian archaeology. What is Geology? While geology is a scientific field of its own, archaeology…

  • Job Seekers Service

    CRM Job Seekers

    Looking for your next job? Make yourself visible to multiple firms with a single application. Cultural Resource Management (CRM) firms will use Job Seekers to look for qualified applicants for archaeological field and laboratory work in Southern California. For more…

  • eNewsletter

    Summer 2021 E-Newsletter

    Read about our most recently acquired collections in our New Acquisitions exhibit, find out about volunteer opportunities in the Library, learn about the unveiling of the hypogeum at the Colosseum in our archaeology news for kids, and more in the…