Institute of Archaeology Collections

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.  

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Introduction to UCL Institute of Archaeology Collections by UCL Sound

Current Exhibition

The A.G. Leventis Gallery is currently hosting a new exhibition by UCL MA Museum Studies students: The Key Ingredient: Food in Social Relationships; you can follow the exhibition team on facebook or via their installation blog. This exhibition will be showing until May 2014.

The A.G. Leventis Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, and is open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Entry is free.

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