Fossil Hominid Cast Collection

The best of its kind in Canada, the Fossil Hominid Cast Collection in the department of Anthropology contains extensive replicas of paleoanthropological fossils that preserve and capture the lives of all members of the order Primates. Fossil casts represent primates from the Paleocene through to the Holocene and emphasize the ancestral line to humans. The fossil casts are an excellent source for exploring evolutionary anatomy. The collection is highly valued as a research and teaching resource.

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Contact the Curator to arrange an appointment or tour
  • Highlights of the collection are displayed in the first floor hallway of the HM Tory Building in the exhibition titled In the Anthropologists’ Footsteps