• 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: Forensic Dogs

    In this lecture, archaeologist Natalie Brodie will discuss current efforts to recover previously cremated human remains following massive wild fires. Volunteer archaeologists with the Alta Heritage Foundation, a California non-profit organization, have been paired with trained forensic dogs and handlers…

  • Funding Opportunities

    Shutler Women in Archaeology Fund

    The Dr. Elizabeth Shutler Women in Archaeology Fund (SWAF) was established by Dr. Shutler’s family to honor her exemplary career and to sponsor women conducting research projects using collections curated at the San Diego Archaeological Center (SDAC). Next application deadline:…

  • 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

    Buon viaggio!

    Dr. Arty Fax’s Archy Facts is a blog introducing kids to the exciting world of archaeology! Pack your bags for Italy! For the first time in its history, the underground areas of the Roman Colosseum are open for the public…

  • 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

    Spring 2022 E-Newsletter

    Read about the discovery of the lost ship Endurance in our archaeology news for kids, see how oversized artifacts are prepared for curation, find out what is happening at our Annual BBQ,  and more in the latest edition of The…