• 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: Nathan Harrison Project

    The 2021 summer field season at the Nathan Harrison site produced multiple stunning discoveries that furthered understanding into the life and legend of Palomar pioneer Nathan Harrison. San Diego State University professor and project director Seth Mallios will offer an…

  • Events and More

    Kids Free San Diego

    Calling all Junior Archaeologists! This October, kids 12 and under receive free admission to the Center. Use your excavation skills to uncover the past. Then examine and record your findings in our new field lab – just like a real…

  • 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…

  • Historic Archaeology Blog

    Historic Toy Marbles

    Historic archaeology connects places, things, and issues from the past or present using not only what is found during an excavation, but also written records and oral traditions that then help inform and contextualize cultural materials. During the spring of…

  • 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…