Guide to the Osteological Collections Online
General data for the osteology collection is available to the public through the Peabody Collections Online. This includes the Peabody catalog number, taxon, description, locality, culture, and date, though not all fields may be present for each record. For those interested in looking at osteology specific fields, there are additional researcher viewing options.
How To Find Osteological Records
The best way to look at the osteological collections is by using the object search function, as opposed to quick search or browse. It can be found on the left side bar on the collections online webpage.
There are several options for viewing the results of your search. In the “view list” mode you can change the number of records viewed per page by entering a different number in the gray box and hitting return. The “view extended data” mode includes an object description. There are no images of human remains on Collections Online therefore "view lightbox" and "view thumbnails" are are not useful for looking at these records.
To see osteology-specific fields in records, researchers may contact the Peabody Museum research services to request a password to allow greater access to the database. Researcher accounts provide access to additional data fields and more extensive data. To apply for researcher access, first register and create an individual account, then contact the museum's research services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief explanation of your research and the name of your Collections Online account.
If you wish to conduct research on Peabody Museum Osteology Collections, you can find out more about researcher access here.