Artifact of the Week: Teacup

Archaeologists recovered this Chinese teacup from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915).

While they worked and lived in traditional American fashion, each immigrant group maintained ties to their own community. The variety of other artifacts found at the site give a glimpse into the reality of assimilation for immigrants and ethnic minorities.

Date: Post-Contact Period (300 ya – present)
Material Class: Ceramic

Want to learn more? Visit the exhibit Block 112: The Untold Story of San Diego’s Working Class in the 1800s currently on view at the Center.