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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.  Click on this link for a copy of 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 on a searchable pdf by clicking on this link.

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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 Executive Director Cindy Stankowski at

Below is a brief video highlighting Officers’ Row 1904 – an historical research collection currently available at the Center. The collection emcompasses
Mary Ellen Cortellini’s research on Officers’ Row in the early 20th century.

Officers’ Row 1904