For further information about these images, or to know more about the Institute’s archival holdings, contact Ian Carroll (Collections Manager): i.carroll@ucl.ac.uk.

Fig. 1 

The Institute’s skull collection under study in its basement store in the 1960s.

Fig. 2 

Gordon Childe in 1956, with Joan Sheldon (left) and Silvia Mann (an Institute student), during a visit to the excavation by Richard Atkinson and Stuart Piggott of the Neolithic ‘long barrow’ at West Kennett, Wiltshire.

Fig. 3 

Joan du Plat Taylor was Librarian of the Institute of Archaeology from 1945 until her retirement in 1970.

Fig. 4 

The Institute of Archaeology library at St John’s Lodge, Regent’s Park, in the 1950s.

Fig. 5 

The conservation laboratory on the top floor of the Institute’s new building in Gordon Square completed in 1957.