Osteological and Paleoanthropological Collections

The Peabody Museum's osteological and paleoanthropological collections derive from more than eighty countries on six continents, largely from archaeological contexts, and include human and nonhuman primate remains, fossils, and casts. The Museum also has sizeable anatomical teaching and hominid cast collections. The map below illustrates the geographical distribution of the collection.

  World map of osteological collections

 Greater than 500 records      100-500 records     50-100 records        Less than 50 records



Male and female Liberian chimpanzee crania. PM 48-36-50/N6948.0, PM 48-36-50/N6955.0. 

Guide to the Osteology Collections 

Researcher Access to the Collections