Life Collections : human remains database

The Museum has a relatively large holding of human remains, including the material loaned to the University by Christ Church in 1860. The collection is represented by dried and spirit preserved specimens, casts of busts and skulls and osteological material. There is also a small pathological collection. At present there are 400 specimens online.

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Scientific Name

Nature of Specimen





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