Near Eastern Collection
Spanning the Natufian (c. 11000 BC) to Roman eras, the Museum has rich holdings of stone tools, pottery and metal artefacts. The Near Eastern collection contains material from ancient Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq. Objects from the University's own excavations at Pella, Wadi Hammeh and Teleilat Ghassul in Jordan form a significant part of the holdings. The University's association with British excavations at Jericho in the 1950's also saw the acquisition of important material from that site.