1. Zoologie Archaeological-Zoological Collection

Natural History Museum Vienna

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Electronic database / Collection

Short Description

The Archaeological-Zoological collection is an interdisciplinary institution combining aspects of zoology and prehistoric/early history livestock farming. Most studies are based on cooperations with archaeological institutions.

Contact Person

Dr. Konstantina Saliari

Research Services

Expertise in determination of prehistoric and early history remains of animals

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Archaeozoology is also called Osteoarchaeology. Objects of investigations are most commonly remains of animals found during excavations, usually single parts of animal skeletons from early histories waste deposits or grave goods. Only occationally complete skeletons are available from human graves when animals were burried together with the human body. The most important method is the comparison of the remains with well known skeletons to determine the findings.

Allocation to Core Facility

1. Zoologische Abteilung, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Dr. Konstantina Saliari
1. Zoologische Abteilung
+43 1 52177-582
On appointment