• Exhibits

    Dig Deeper: What Is Archaeology?

    Dig Deeper is a monthly blog focusing on the basics of archaeology by taking a closer look at the exhibition Archaeology 101, which is currently featured at the Center. What is Archaeology? Archaeology is the study of human history, prehistory,…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Teacup

    Archaeologists recovered this Chinese teacup from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). While they worked and lived in traditional American fashion, each immigrant group maintained ties to their own community.…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Chinese Rice Bowl

    Archaeologists recovered this Chinese rice bowl from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). In Chinese culture, the crane is venerated as the prince of all feathered creatures and thus has…

  • eNewsletter

    Fall E-Newsletter

    Welcome to fall. It’s time to check out our redesigned e-newsletter, The Curator. In this edition, read about GIS interns John Henderson and Jared Kelly’s project to create a StoryMap for the San Dieguito River Park, Kids Dig Archaeology K-12…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Chinese Hair Pin

    Archaeologists recovered this Chinese bone hair pin from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). This hair pin was used to hold the traditional Chinese male topknot hairstyle. This artifact shows…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Soy Sauce Jug

    Archaeologists recovered this Chinese imported soy sauce jug from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). While they worked and lived in traditional American fashion, each immigrant group maintained ties to…