intact or display items consist of pieces which illustrate
the various phases of archaeological history in their geographical
spreads. There is an entire Early Bronze group of pottery,
some 45 pieces, excavated from a tomb in Jordan, a gift from
the Jordanian Department of Antiquities;
a large collection of chalcolithic materials, especially stone
tools, from Tuleilat Ghassul, a gift of the Pontifical
Biblical Institute in Jerusalem; thousands of flints
and stone tools from various periods, most notably an impressive
collection of prehistoric hand-axes; a large collection of
Roman and Byzantine pottery; Phoenician and Indo-European
statuary, Egyptian scarabs and amulets, and intact pottery
representative of the various Near Eastern cultures.
display cabinets were made possible by the generous donation
of Denise Richards '68.