• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Archaeology Collections

A park ranger showcases one of the many items from the park's archaeology collection.

These collections are generated in response to cultural resource management requirements related to legal mandates, development of park facilities, preservation-related activities, research requirements, and interpretive needs.

The collections include artifacts and other materials obtained using archaeological methods. There are nearly 14,000 items in this collection.

For general information about our collections, see Museum Scope of Collection Statement, 2009.

Did You Know?

A community project led by the National Park Service has restored Zuma Lagoon.

Many hands spanning different generations and agencies continue to turn back the clock on damage to the fragile environment at Zuma Lagoon. After the removal of debris and the restoration of native plants, beach visitors now find a living wetland with 108 species of birds and colorful wildflowers.