The following internet links provide information on archaeology, regional history, Tribal events and activities, and other opportunities to get involved in cultural resource protection and stewardship.
Camp Pendleton Historical Society
The Camp Pendleton Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and broadcasting the rich and colorful history of the land that is now Camp Pendleton. The Society’s interests span the entire history of the region, to include prehistoric times, native American culture, the Spanish mission era, the rancho story, and finally, Marine Corps ownership since 1942.
Society for California Archaeology
The Society for California Archaeology is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to research, understanding, interpretation and conservation of the heritage of California and the regions that surround and pertain to it. The Society promotes cooperation among archaeologists with an interest in California and seeks to increase public appreciate and support for archaeology in California.
San Diego County Archaeological Society
The San Diego Archaeological Society is a non-profit scientific and educational organization focused on the study and preservation of the archaeological and anthropological heritage of San Diego County and contiguous areas. The Society encourages an interest in and an understanding of archaeology, anthropology and related subjects, as they pertain to California in general and to San Diego County in particular.
San Diego Archaeological Center
The San Diego Archaeological Center is a curation facility and museum where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 10,000 years. In addition to its role as a museum, the Center serves as an education and research facility and is the only local organization dedicated to the collection, study, curation and exhibition of San Diego County's archaeological artifacts.
California Preservation Foundation
The California Preservation Foundation provides statewide leadership, advocacy and education to ensure the protection of California’s diverse cultural heritage and historic places. The Foundation seeks to influence behavior and practice by promoting the means and incentives to preserve historic properties for their economic value, their role in preserving community identity and as a tangible link to the past for current and future generations.
Fallbrook Historical Society
The Fallbrook Historical Society was chartered in 1976 and is dedicated to collecting, preserving and displaying the history and artifacts of the Fallbrook area. The Society’s complex include a museum and a restored Victorian farmhouse with barn.
Oceanside Historical Society
The Oceanside Historical Society is focused on collecting, preserving, and presenting the history of the City of Oceanside. This includes information on early settlers, cemeteries, and Oceanside’s role in popular culture.
San Onofre Foundation
The San Onofre Foundation (SOF) is a California non-profit, charitable corporation, whose mission is to provide education, protection, and preservation for the California State Parks at San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches.
California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance
The California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 2003 that seeks to identify, preserve, and protect all cultural resources, and especially those located in California. The Alliance’s membership is formed by Native Americans, scientific communities, and preservation advocates working together for the preservation of archaeological sites and other cultural resources.
State Historic Preservation Office
The California State Office of Historic Preservation is responsible for administering federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration and protection of California's irreplaceable archaeological and historical resources under the direction of the State Historic Preservation Officer, a gubernatorial appointee, and the State Historical Resources Commission. The Office’s responsibilities include identifying, evaluating, and registering historic properties.
San Diego Natural History Museum
The San Diego Natural History Museum’s mission is to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.
San Diego Museum of Man
The San Diego Museum of Man is focused on anthropology and its mission is to inspire human connections by exploring the human experience.
Native American Heritage Commission
The Native American Heritage Commission aims to provide protection to Native American burials from vandalism and inadvertent destruction, provide a procedure for the notification of most likely descendants regarding the discovery of Native American human remains and associated grave goods, bring legal action to prevent severe and irreparable damage to sacred shrines, ceremonial sites, sanctified cemeteries and place of worship on public property, and maintain an inventory of sacred places.
La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians
The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is located near Palomar and is a Federally recognized tribal nation.
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians is located in Temecula and is a Federally recognized tribal nation.
Pala Band of Mission Indians
The Pala Band of Mission Indians is located in Pala and is a Federally recognized tribal nation.
Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians
The Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians is located in Pauma Valley and is a Federally recognized tribal nation.
Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians
The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians is located in Valley Center and is a Federally recognized tribal nation.
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians is located in San Jacinto and is a Federally recognized tribal nation.
San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians
The San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians is located in Oceanside. The tribe is not currently recognized by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Juaneno Band of Mission Indians Acjachemen Nation
The Juaneno Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation, is located in San Juan Capistrano. The tribe is not currently recognized by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.
California Indian Basketweavers Association
The California Indian Basketweavers Association is a non-profit founded in 1992 with the goal of supporting weavers and addressing the problems of access to materials and to preserve, promote, and perpetuate California Indian basket weaving traditions while providing a healthy physical, social, spiritual, and economic environment for basketweavers