The University of Amsterdam houses one of the finest labs for zooarchaeology worldwide. This website provides information on its reference collection and how to access it for your research.
The Laboratory for Zooarchaeological Research at the University of Amsterdam houses one of the largest reference collections specifically designed for archaeological research. Since the 1960s the collection has gradually grown into an unique assemblage of primarily Northwestern European mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and molluscs. Additional non-European fauna include a variety of taxa from the Middle East. The collection is frequently used by Dutch and international scholars and specialists. Students of the University of Amsterdam are trained in zooarchaeological research during their studies.
The collection was founded by dr. Loes van Wijngaarden and is currently headed by dr. Chiara Cavallo and managed by drs. Anja Fischer.
Zooarchaeological reports IPP
5 minute walk