Teaching & Outreach

Access to Teaching Collections

Harvard University classes are welcome to make use of the Osteology teaching collections. Our department staff will work with you to identify collections appropriate for your course; submit an online Research Request Form or email pmresearch@fas.harvard.edu. All classes using osteological material must adhere to the Osteology Department Research Protocol. Information about access to other types of Peabody collections for teaching or research use can be found here

Internship Program

Osteology Department interns have worked on a wide range of projects from conservation of our teaching collection to identifying age and sex of human remains from Giza, Egypt. Find out more about the summer internship program on the Peabody Museum Internships page.

 Special Programs

The Osteology Department participates in a number of public programs each year by giving tutorials on physical anthropology to high school and college students. 




Fully articulated casts of neanderthal and australopithecine skeletons in the Human Evolutionary Biology teaching lab.