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staatss anthro palaeo wbm(Bavarian State Collection for Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy, Munich, Germany)


Karolinenplatz 2a
80333 München
Tel.: 089/548 84 38 - 0
Fax: 089/548 84 38 - 17
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Opening hours:
The Staatssammlung fuer Anthropologie und Palaeoanatomie has no public exhibition. Access to the collections is possible for scientific  visitors only, after consultation with the directorate or curators.

Prof. Dr. Joris Peters

Fast facts:
The Staatssammlung fuer Anthropologie und Palaeoanatomie is a research institution that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It is in charge of the scientific investigation of preserved corporeal relics of humans and animals from prehistoric and historic times.

The research focuses on the history of population development in Bavaria (including the genesis of man-made environments), and on the reconstruction of Bavaria's earlier landscapes, environments and fauna. Depending on the research projects, archaeological skeletal finds from other regions are included in the investigations, for example material from the "Fertile Crescent" - considered the geographical origin of agriculture. The methodological spectrum covers all osteological levels from gross morphology to chemical composition, and preserved biomolecules.

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