Other Archaeological Collections


Olduvai Gorge Lithics

The Institute of Archaeology has extensive teaching collections from many parts of  the world, including Britain, Europe, Africa, Egypt, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

We have particularly good examples of lithic technology from early hominid sites such as Olduvai Gorge, Neanderthal sites such as Tabun and later sites such as Laussel. There is an excellent type series of groundstone and chipped stone tools from Scandinavia (The 'Humbla Collection'), dontated by Walter Hildburgh. We also have collections from a range of Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age sites, particularly those where staff have been involved in field projects.

United Kingdom

 Europe Africa

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Including from the sites of:

  • All Cannings Cross
  • Grimes Graves
  • Kimmeridge
  • Meare Lake Village
  • Maiden Castle
  • Swanscombe
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scandinavia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Switzerlan
  • Algeria
  • Fayum, Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
 India  Pakistan  Central Asia
  • Arikamedu
  • Gaudur
  • Gangapur
  • Anjira
  • Harappa
  • Londo
  • Mohenjodaro
  • Periano Ghundai
  •  Turkmenistan

For material from Greece, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and the Levant, see the Classical Archaeology and Western Asiatic Collections. Back to the collections overview.