Land of Extremes: Onwards and upwards! New research at IVDM

Morlin Childers conducting research in the field. COURTESY PHOTO IVDM

Archaeology has played a key role in understanding the rich and complex history of Imperial Valley. Since 1973 the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, originally known as the Imperial Valley College Desert Museum, has served its local community by providing a place for the preservation and study of artifacts excavated in Imperial County and eastern San Diego County.

Since early 2019, new discoveries within the Morlin Childers Collection at IVDM have reignited interest from researchers, both local and abroad, and providing them with new opportunities through ease of access to its collections.

Land of Extremes: Onwards and upwards! New research at IVDM

Visiting researchers from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park take pictures to create 3D models of artifacts. COURTESY PHOTO IVDM

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