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    Recycled Knowledge Summer Sale

    Looking to escape to a far off land or travel back in time without leaving San Diego? Come check out the books in the Center gift shop. Our Summer Sale has started with all Recycled Knowledge (used) Books 50% off.…

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    Kumeyaay Ethnobotany

    For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja California and Southern California have made their homes in the diverse landscapes of the region, interacting with native plants and continuously refining their botanical knowledge. ¬†Join anthropologist and author of…

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    A Life in San Diego Archaeology

    Join the Center for a reception and presentation by local archaeologist, professor, and author Dr. G.Timothy Gross. Gross volunteered on his first archaeological projects as a high school student in 1968, and although he has worked outside San Diego, he…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Etched Glass Cruet

    This etched glass cruet is from a Victorian cruet set. Diners used the small container to serve condiments like oil and vinegar at the dinner table. Archaeologists recovered this artifact from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of…

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    Artifact of the Week: Nickel Silver Spoon

    This nickel silver spoon was manufactured by Rogers Co. This pattern, called plain, was available through the Sears and Roebuck catalog. Archaeologists recovered this spoon from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. The promise of growth resulting from a connection…

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    Artifact of the Week: Semi-Porcelain Bowl

    Archaeologists recovered this fancy semi-porcelain bowl from an excavation of Block 112, which housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Block 112 was located between J and I (now Island) streets and 6th and 7th streets…