Tour: The View From San Diego’s Coast, part 1

16feb9:00 am12:00 pmTour: The View From San Diego’s Coast, part 19:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details

The View from San Diego’s Coast
San Diego’s First Peoples Tour Series 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Multiple Locations

The San Diego Archaeological Center announces The View from San Diego’s Coast, the first tour in the San Diego’s First Peoples series, on Saturday, February 16, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The event will start at the Crest Canyon North Interpretive Kiosk on Racetrack Dr. in Del Mar, and feature additional stops on the way to the final destination at the San Diego Archaeological Center located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027. Registration for this tour only is $25, $20 for members. Space is limited to 25 people. Please register at

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 in the America’s lived in. We will explore early survival strategies and ceremonial practices that archaeologists have uncovered in over 100 years of study in San Diego.

Dr. G. Timothy Gross will be your guide for the first tour in this exciting series, exploring how people came to the Americas. Recent research has opened discussion of a potential coastal migration of people into the continent. San Diego is strategically located in an area with a rich archaeological record and a long history of research that can be brought to bear on the topic. In this coastal field trip, we will examine the lagoons, coastal geological processes, and the archaeological record, and we will discuss the current state of knowledge, as well as put San Diego into the larger perspective North American coastal archaeology.

San Diego archaeologist, Dr. G. Timothy Gross, has been involved in local archaeology for over 50 years and is currently a professor at San Diego City College, where he directs the college’s excavations at Los Peñasquitos Adobe. He is coauthor of a text book on North American archaeology (Seeking Our Past), and he wrote the chapters dealing with the archaeology of the Pacific Coast.

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.

For more information, please contact Public Archaeology Director Stephanie Sandoval at or by telephone: (760) 291-0370.