Museum Artifacts and Specimens
Artifacts and specimens in the collections are divided into six disciplines, some of which include sub-disciplines and areas of concentration. The museum's scope of collecting includes type specimens and objects collected or related to lands, people or events within the park boundaries. Items were collected in conjunction with archeological excavations, permitted scientific studies, voucher acquisitions, through transfer and by donation. Object and specimen retention is based on resource protection, education, research and interpretation values.
Did You Know?
40 percent of all debris items picked up during California Coastal Cleanup Days are cigarette butts. In 2008, volunteers picked up over 340,000 of them in only three hours. 2008 was the 24th straight year in which cigarette butts were the most numerous debris item picked up. More...