Stanford exhibit of San Jose’s lost Chinatown brings archaeology out of the laboratory

The "City Beneath the City" installation at the Stanford Archaeology Center combines history and art for an insightful examination of local Bay Area history.

Visitors to the Stanford Archaeology Center find modern glass cases filled with fragments of a lost city – wooden toothbrushes and combs, buttons and leather shoes, ceramic bowls and soup spoons. These are the remnants of the once thriving Chinatown community in downtown San José. Today, these archaeological findings populate City Beneath the City, an art installation designed by…

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