• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Pottery Sherds

    Indigenous peoples of Southern California have been creating and pit-firing clay pottery for thousands of years. Prehistorically, two pottery wares were constructed in the region. The inhabitants of the peninsular mountains produced Tizon brown ware while people in the Colorado…

  • Kumeyaay Ollas
    Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Kumeyaay Olla

    Pottery was a valuable asset for people of the past. An olla is a ceramic jar, often unglazed, used for cooking, storage of water or dry foods, or for other purposes. They were watertight and rodent proof. Hot rocks were…

  • Events and More

    San Diego’s First Peoples Tour Series

    Tour 2 Rescheduled to April 6, 2019 As a supplement to the new By Land and By Sea exhibit at the San Diego Archaeological Center, this field trip series will explore the physical locations and landscapes that the first people…

  • Events and More

    Employment Seminar

    Interested in working in the field of archaeology? Hear cultural resource management (CRM), government, and academic archaeologists discuss job-seeking at the Employment Seminar. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets to the barbecue and network with guests. Date: Saturday, April 27,…