Welcome to San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society

The San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society (SLOCAS) research and collections facility is dedicated to preserving prehistoric and historic-period archaeological materials from the Central Coast area.

The facility houses a variety of collections reflecting the diversity of local archaeological work conducted over the past several decades including professional cultural resource management projects, public agency research studies, and volunteer endeavors.

The chief aim of the curation facility is to provide a secure and stable environment for the storage of archaeological collections for use by researchers and students studying the archaeology of California’s central coast.

We accept archaeological collections (materials and documents) for curation provided they are accessioned according to our policies and procedures guidelines and have potential future research value. Curation fees are levied to cover the cost of housing these materials in perpetual curation and for providing access to collections by qualified researchers.