• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Bromo-Seltzer Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Bromo-Seltzer bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Bromo-Seltzer was an extremely popular drug, in the form of a powder, introduced circa 1891. This concoction was…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Kozara

    Archaeologists recovered this Japanese kozara, or condiment dish, from Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Japanese immigrants used this dish to hold side dishes, such as savory…

  • 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…