The Institute of Archaeology is a self-sufficient research facility with a large staff that provides administrative and scientific assistance, as well as the technical facilities necessary to carry out independent archaeological projects. These activities are sponsored mainly by the Sonia and Marco Nadler Fund and by the Alkow Fund, and in part by the Friends of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University.
The Institute’s research facilities include the Archaeozoology, Archaeobotany, and Metallurgy laboratories. In addition, the services of a Pottery Restoration Workshop, a Photography studio and a Graphics Department are available to all the field archaeologists. Research is encouraged by a comprehensive and well-stocked reference library and a rich Study collection of ancient pottery and other finds from major archaeological excavations.
The Publications Section, now sponsored by the 'Friends of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University', was set up in 1973 to enable publication of the results of field investigations carried out under the auspices of the Institute as well as articles dealing with subjects arising from them.