• 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: The Fishing Link

    Dr. Mark Sutton discusses the role of salmonids as a magnet that drew Paleoindians south along the coast and into the Americas south of the ice. Other colonization possibilities and the role of a maritime adaptation with boats are also…

  • Events and More

    Spring Bazaar and Book Sale

    Pretend you’re on holiday at our outdoor international bazaar. We will be selling an assortment of travel souvenirs, SDAC gear (including our new t-shirts), and Recycled Knowledge (used books & magazines). Museum admission will be walk-in only (no reservations) on…

  • 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…

  • 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…