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The Institute of Archaeology Collections

Archaeology collection

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The Institute of Archaeology houses fine teaching and reference collections. They include prehistoric ceramics and stone artefacts from many parts of the world as well as collections of Classical Greek and Roman ceramics. There are extensive collections of archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological material which act as a primary source for the identification of plant and animal remains. Collections of minerals and other materials form part of the teaching resource for the study of early technology. Western Asiatic material includes the famous Petrie collection of Palestininan artefacts excavated by Sir Flinders Petrie, and from Jericho, material excavated by the renowned Kathleen Kenyon. 

The A.G. Leventis Gallery of Cypriot and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and temporary exhibitions are open to the public weekdays during term time between 9am and 5pm. Entry is free. The other collections are available by appointment.  To arrange a viewing of any other Archaeology Collection, send us an email.

The Institute of Archaeology Collections is based at 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY.  Contact the Collections Manager, Ian Carroll +44 (0)20 7679 2457