• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Consumption Medicine Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Dr. King’s New Discovery for Consumption bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). In the era before the development of antibiotics, patent medicines, such as this…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Stomach Bitters Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Dr. J. Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Dr. J. Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters emerged on the market in 1853 and sold as…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Cod Liver Oil Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Scott’s Emulsion Cod Liver Oil with Lime Soda bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Northern European fishing communities used cod liver oil for generations to…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Antiseptic Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this antiseptic bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Antiseptics today are readily available and safe to use. In the early 1900s, antiseptics could contain iodine, carbolic…

  • eNewsletter

    Summer E-Newsletter

    Summer is here, and and so is our e-newsletter. In this edition, volunteer Bryce Moulder describes his Eagle Scout project to install bat boxes for the Center. Throughout the summer, families visiting the Center will receive the Kids Dig Archaeology Activity…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Temperature and Relative Humidity Monitoring

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. How Should Archaeological Collections Be Stored? Preventative conservation, as we’ve discussed this year, includes many different tasks that…