• 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

    Living Room Lecture: Amelia Earhart Archaeology

    Aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan vanished over the Pacific in 1937. Since 1988 The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has been doing archaeology on Nikumaroro, a remote, uninhabited island where evidence suggests Earhart and Noonan may…

  • Events and More

    Kids Free San Diego

    This October 1-31, kids 12 and under receive free admission at attractions and museums in San Diego County. Families visiting the San Diego Archaeological Center will receive the Kids Dig Archaeology Activity Book.  Limit 1 book per child (ages 5-12).…

  • Kids Dig Archaeology

    Rock Art

    Dr. Arty Fax’s Archy Facts is a blog introducing kids (currently stuck at home) to the exciting world of archaeology! Did you know that “rock art” is found all over the world?  ROCK ART, human-made markings placed on natural stone, is studied…

  • Exhibits

    The Wonderful World of ROCK ART

    This month, we are delving into the fascinating world of rock art. There are many kinds of rock art but they are all human-made and found on natural surfaces. Different types of rock art can be found all over the…

  • 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 2020 E-Newsletter

    Summer is here, and we have more archaeology you can experience from home. Have you visited rock art sites around the world? Submit your photos for our new online exhibit, Visions: Rock Art Sites from Around the World. Learn about…