• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Beer Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this beer bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). This bottle would’ve had a cork stopper. Because the Post-Contact Period is so short and the Euro-American population…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Bone Toothbrush

    Archaeologists recovered this bone toothbrush from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). The bristles would have been boar bristles. Artifacts made of bone are not commonly found in the San…

  • About

    SDRP StoryMap

    Compiled by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Interns John Henderson and Jared Kelly, the StoryMap’s purpose is to help educate visitors to the San Dieguito River Park about the rich cultural and environmental history of the region. The StoryMap contains information…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Curticura System Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Curticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). The Curticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors was advertised to beautify the skin,…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Acquisitions and Cataloging

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. What is Collections Cataloging? Have you ever wondered what happens when new collections come into the Center?  How…

  • 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