• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Chinese Bowl Fragments

    Archaeologists recovered these hand-painted Chinese bowl fragments from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). The artifacts on Block 112 tell the story of an…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Chinese Teapot

    This Chinese teapot has a fanciful floral and cloud pattern. Archaeologists recovered this artifact from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). While they worked…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Artifact Handling

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. We have been learning about different best practices used by Collections Managers to protect and preserve museum artifacts…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Willow Pattern Plate

    This Staffordshire Blue Willow pattern plate dates to circa 1900. Archaeologists recovered this artifact from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Chinese-inspired patterns became…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Daguerreotype Frame

    Archaeologists recovered this daguerreotype frame from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). A portrait picture cost 12 cents in the 1880s. A loaf of…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Ink Pots

    The ink pots above are made of ceramic and glass, respectively. Archaeologists recovered these artifacts from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915).¬† A pot…