• 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: Hominins, Hyenas, and Lions

    The shift to increased meat consumption is one of the major adaptive changes in hominin dietary evolution and likely had important repercussions for the behavior of our early hominin ancestors. Meat-eating by hominins is well documented at Early Pleistocene (Oldowan)…

  • 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

    Warty Pigs!

    Dr. Arty Fax’s Archy Facts is a blog introducing kids (currently stuck at home) to the exciting world of archaeology! Now you may wonder what warty pigs have to do with archaeology – well just recently a new study found…

  • The Wonderful World Of... Blog

    The Wonderful World of Plants and Archaeology

    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 Paleoethnobotany? Paleoethnobotany, or archaeobotany, is a subdicipline of environmental archaeology where…

  • 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 2021 E-Newsletter

    Spring is here. The birdsong seems sweeter and the flowers brighter as the Center prepares to welcome back guests. Read about our Spring Bazaar & Book Sale, discover how bunnies uncovered an archaeological site in Wales, and more in the…