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The program curates over 4,000 cubic feet of world class archaeobiological collections. These collections include some of the earliest examples of domesticated plants and animals in the Old and New Worlds, as well as important archaeobiological collections from early hunter-gatherer to early urban societies around the world. It includes over 13,500 catalog records of archaeofaunal remains and nearly 5,300 archaeobotanical remains. These collections are accessible for study upon request only. Click here to request an appointment.

To search our extensive archaeobotanical and archaeofaunal collections, please visit the Department of Anthropology Collections Database on our exclusive Archaeobiology tab, located here.

In addition, the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Systematic Biology's Vertebrate Zoology Program houses over 5 million mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, and fish specimens, providing exceptional resources and comparative collections. For more information, please visit the Vertebrate Zoology web pages:

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