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South Coastal Information Center (SCIC)

The SCIC is the primary repository for archaeological site records and reports for San Diego and Imperial counties in Southern California. We currently house approximately 40,000 cultural resource records documenting historical and archaeological sites and approximately 15,000 investigation reports.

Utilizing this information, record searches conducted to meet the requirements of state and federal law play a critical role in the long-term protection of cultural resources across Southern California. In addition, the SCIC serves as an integral part of the local and regional communities, maintaining student internship and public outreach programs, working with Native American tribes, and local city and county governments.

SCIC Staff Contacts

Dr. Seth Mallios, Director
[email protected]

Jaime Lennox, Coordinator
[email protected]

Eddie Perez, GIS Specialist
[email protected]

CHRIS Centers

SCIC is one of nine California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) Centers.
Learn more about the other locations.

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