• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Chinese Rice Bowl

    Archaeologists recovered this Chinese rice bowl from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). In Chinese culture, the crane is venerated as the prince of all feathered creatures and thus has…

  • 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…

  • 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…