Zooarchaeology lab


See why the department's Zooarchaeology Collection is the largest and most extensive collection of animal skeletons in the Pacific Northwest.

Comprised of over 2500 fish, bird and mammal skeletons, the collection is routinely used by faculty, students and visiting researchers as an aid in identifying archaeological, paleontological and modern animal bone in research centred on dietary analyses, environmental reconstruction and animal behavior.

In certain circumstances, the Anthropology department charges a bench fee to access the collection.  Waivers are available to eligible users. 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Iain McKechnie, Lab Director at zooarchlab@uvic.ca