Osteology Collection

The Osteology Collection in the department of Anthropology is a teaching and interpretive resource, containing more than 10,000 specimens. Representing the wide variation found in human skeletons, the collection offers an excellent resource to students and scientists studying human biology. Numerous pathological conditions and genetic anomalies are represented, which are of use to researchers studying the effects of nutrition, disease and genetics on ancient and modern populations.

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