The San Diego Archaeological Center is dedicated to fulfilling the intent of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to preserve examples of the major periods of California history and to offset the impact of land development pressures on cultural resources. The Center is committed to the preservation of our archaeological legacy and serves as a curation technology resource to federal, state and local government and private companies. View our Collections Management Policy.

Search for a SDAC Collection

The curation vaults of the SDAC contain over 800 archaeological collections. A list of our collections and the corresponding trinomials is available for download in a searchable document.

Center Collections Available to Researchers

The San Diego Archaeological Center houses collections that can be made available to researchers. The Center will also provide assistance by its own group of interns. For more information, or to share your project with the Center, please contact Collections Manager Jessica McPheters at

Contact and Hours

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm, closed weekends, and Federal holidays. Appointments are recommended.

For more information about SDAC Collections, contact Jessica McPheters, Collections Manager at