Rediscovering the Mira Mar Restaurant and Hotel at San Diego Archaeological Center

14sep11:00 am1:00 pmRediscovering the Mira Mar Restaurant and Hotel at San Diego Archaeological Center11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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The Mira Mar Restaurant in Oceanside, popular with locals and travelers along the coast road between San Diego and Los Angeles, was originally built in 1887 as the Couts family home. First converted to a restaurant in the 1930s, it expanded over the decades to include a hotel, coffee shop, and nautical-themed bar. Project excavations near the property last year turned up a host of artifacts from the Mira Mar’s past. This lecture, presented by Annemarie Cox, one of the archaeologists on the project, will describe how compliance archaeology can produce collections that are quite “revealing.”

Admission is free and open to the public. Please register at

Annemarie Cox is an archaeologist and marketing manager at PanGIS, Inc., an environmental consulting and GIS firm in Carlsbad. She has over 27 years of experience in the cultural resource management field and is a registered site steward for the California Archaeological Site Steward Program (CASSP) managed by the Society for California Archaeology.

The mission of the San Diego Archaeological Center is to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific, and cultural use to benefit a diverse public.