We have a new artifact collection! The collection is being held in the Laboratory of Archaeology at UBC and will be worked on by CNERS students and faculty over the next few years. We’ll keep you posted on information about the collection as it develops!
This is a collection of archaeological artifacts from Bahrain, which were donated to the Laboratory of Archaeology at UBC by the family of Harvey F. Blackmore. Blackmore worked for the Bahrain Petroleum Company in the 1960s, and during this period supervised a number of amateur excavations with the permission of the Bahraini government. This collection contains artifacts dating to the early 2ndmillennium BC, when Bahrain was known as Dilmun, as well as artifacts from the Tylos Period, dating from approximately 300BC-AD600, when Bahrain was under Parthian and Sasanian influence. The collection contains more than 200 artifacts, including ceramics, metals, and stone objects, and will be used as a teaching collection for archaeology students.