Archaeology Weekend


Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center

Borrego Springs, California


The Colorado Desert Archaeology Society (CDAS), in partnership with the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, presents an annual celebration of desert archaeology every year in February or March. 

This annual event celebrates the park’s rich cultural resources and will be held at the ABDSP Visitor Center and the Begole Archaeology Research Center (BARC). Archaeology Weekend is a family-oriented event designed to promote, protect and preserve the vast cultural resources of the beautiful and vast Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. 

Native American craftArchaeology Weekend Activities 

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  • Archaeology presentations
    • Native American basket and pottery craft displays
      • Craft items for sale
        • Pottery making demonstrations and kids activities
          • Native Plant displays and demonstrations
            • Guided tours of the Archaeology Laboratory
              • Field trips of park cultural resource sites

A FUNdraiser/Benefit is held at the Begole Archaeology Center Library. A wonderful variety of quality items will be offered in a special silent auction.

Come join us on Archaeology Weekend for a fun and unique learning experience. Watch for 2021 dates!


of Native artisans and crafts, and activities

Photographs courtesy of Laurie Brindle