• 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: Ironworking in Togo, Africa

    A brief review of Bassar research from 1981-2013 will be discussed, focusing on regional survey, developing ceramic chronology, and major discoveries; Early Iron Age discoveries (400 BC-150 AD), including 68-acre smithing center including burials with iron grave goods and smelting…

  • Living Room Lecture - Communing with Earth and Ancestors: Ancient Maya Cave Rituals
    Events and More

    Living Room Lecture: Ancient Maya Cave Rituals

    The ancient Maya are perhaps best known for their jungle-covered cities with large plazas and grand temples standing taller than the forests encasing them. These built places are often depicted as the settings of elaborate state rituals where elites would…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…