• 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: Avian Remains from the Presidio

    The San Diego Presidio, established in AD 1769, was the first European settlement in Upper California. Very little is known about chicken husbandry in colonial America, which makes this study the first comprehensive analysis of chicken remains in North America.…

  • Events and More

    Living Room Lecture: Renaissance Physician

    The historical period of the Renaissance that has been described as the making of modern man was also the making of modern medicine. Join Dr. Philip Goscienski as he gives an overview of the Renaissance with particular emphasis on medical…

  • Kids Dig Archaeology Blog

    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…

  • Fundraisers

    #GivingTuesday 2020

    This #Giving Tuesday, please help us preserve the past with a monthly contribution. Help us reach our goal of ten new Purveyors of the Past by December 1. Like many cultural institutions, we have had to close our doors once…

  • eNewsletter

    Fall 2020 E-Newsletter

    Fall is here, and we have in-person and virtual options to learn more about archaeology. You can now schedule a one-hour museum visit for groups of up to six or book an on-site field trip for small family groups. Not…