• K-12 Programs

    Activity Book Answer Key

    Have you completed the Kids Dig Archaeology Activity Book? Check your answers below, then present it to San Diego Archaeological Center staff to receive your Jr. Archaeologist card. View Answer Key

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Antiseptic Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this antiseptic bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Antiseptics today are readily available and safe to use. In the early 1900s, antiseptics could contain iodine, carbolic…

  • eNewsletter

    Summer E-Newsletter

    Summer is here, and and so is our e-newsletter. In this edition, volunteer Bryce Moulder describes his Eagle Scout project to install bat boxes for the Center. Throughout the summer, families visiting the Center will receive the Kids Dig Archaeology Activity…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Temperature and Relative Humidity Monitoring

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. How Should Archaeological Collections Be Stored? Preventative conservation, as we’ve discussed this year, includes many different tasks that…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Bromo-Seltzer Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Bromo-Seltzer bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Bromo-Seltzer was an extremely popular drug, in the form of a powder, introduced circa 1891. This concoction was…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Kozara

    Archaeologists recovered this Japanese kozara, or condiment dish, from Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Japanese immigrants used this dish to hold side dishes, such as savory…