Department of Anthropology, Natural History Museum Vienna

Natural History Museum Vienna

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

Mission Statement

It is our aim to foster, stimulate, and carry out research and compile detailed information on anthropological collections, shedding light on the broad themes of human evolution, bioarcheology, and evolutionary and modern medicine, including archeological, cultural, and historical studies.

Therefore, we seek to care for and investigate the collections, test hypotheses and to combine, employ, and develop traditional and innovative methods in integrative and inter-/transdisciplinary approaches.
Additionally, we aim to spark enthusiasm and disseminate our knowledge and research through publications, exhibits, guided tours, lectures, and creative outreach programs to a wider scientific community and the interested public.

We specialize in responsible research, within proper scientific discourse, and in addressing multifaceted topics in anthropological research.

Contact Person

Dr. Karin Wiltschke-Schrotta

Research Services

Analysis of human remains on request

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Researchers at the Department of Anthropology have a wide range of expertises including skeletal analyses, disease patterns of prehistoric and recent skeletons, history of pathology, and provenance research.


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