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    Interview with Cindy Stankowski

    The San Diego-Union Tribune recently interviewed the Center’s Executive Director Cindy Stankowski. Look for the article online Saturday, June 22, 2019. Read the Article

  • eNewsletter

    Spring E-newsletter

    Spring is here, and there’s so much to see and do at the San Diego Archaeological Center! Tickets are on sale for our 16th¬†Annual BBQ on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 PM. We will also be hosting a…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Preventative Conservation

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. What is Preventative Conservation for Museum Collections? Over the past few months, we have looked at different best…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Hand Chopper and Knife

    Many of the stone tools would have had handles made of wood or bone. However, these materials do not last over time. These modern handles were recreated based on historical information. Only a small portion of history is preserved in…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Polishing Stones

    Pottery first appears in the archaeological record during the Late Holocene. The people of the Late Prehistoric Tradition made pots to store water, foodstuffs, and personal items. The pottery was created with the coiling technique, and the polishing stones were…