The Archaeology Center at the Skirball Museum is a hands-on learning and research facility for furthering and enhancing the study of Archaeology and integrating it with Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern history and culture. The artifacts at The Archaeology Center were discovered at HUC-JIR's excavations and at others in Israel spanning the 2nd to 1st millennia BCE. The Center's visual displays, artifacts, and educational games provide students of all ages with a window into the multi-cultural world of antiquity. Visitors will learn how archaeologists identify and date pottery by its features and where it is found. The evolution of the alphabet and the significant periods and events of ancient history are also featured in colorful maps and timelines and there are opportunities to practice digging for artifacts and making a mosaic.
Founded by a gift from Dr. Ira and Judy Gall