• 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…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Emergency Preparedness Planning

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. Why Is an Emergency Preparedness Plan Needed? This year From Inside the Vaults has given insight into collecting…

  • Upcoming Projects

    Reference Collections Project

    Reference collections are a valuable teaching tool for staff, interns, and volunteers. These collections contain examples of the hundreds of different artifacts, both prehistoric and historic, in our collection.  The collections are especially helpful to student interns in securing employment…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Frozen Charlotte Doll

    Frozen Charlotte is a name used to describe a specific form of china doll made from c. 1850 to c.1920. The dolls had substantial popularity during the Victorian era. The name Frozen Charlotte came from an American folk ballad Fair…