Yates (Classical Archaeology)
The Institute of Archaeology Library is also home to the Yates or Classical Archaeology collection. It has the prefix YATES in honour of James Yates (1789-1871), an antiquarian and collector whose will provided for the founding of the present collection.
The collection concentrates on Greece, covering the period from c. 2000 - 30 B.C. It is strong on the art and architecture of the Classical world and also (to a lesser extent) the art and architecture of the Mediterranean during the Hellenistic and Roman periods: pottery and vase painting, sculpture, numismatics, epigraphy, and architecture. A large number of excavation reports from the main Greek and Roman sites (e.g. Delphi, Samos, Delos, Olympia and Pompeii) and many important series such as: Corpus vasorum antiquorum, the basic study tool for all students of Greek pottery and vases, and Lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae are also included.
Yates books are divided into quartos and a main sequence, but also have their own classification system within the Institute Library, e.g.:
Vickers, Michael J.: Ancient Greek pottery / Michael Vickers.
Oxford : Ashmolean Museum, 1999.
|Item Status||Due date||Due hour||Library site||Classmark (shelf location)||Collection||Barcode|
|Standard||Available||Archaeology||YATES P 5 VIC||2805446772|
The classification scheme also allows for excavation reports on individual sites to be shelved together, e.g.: