Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Primate Skeletal Collection

The UC Davis Anthropology Department houses a primate skeletal collection of 600 specimens of known aged, non-human primates from 30 different species.
Primate Skeletal Collection

primate skeleton

The primate collection consists of about 600 specimens from 30 species, many of which have accompanying documentation about age and sex. The collection was created in the 1960s and '70s by the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis, and donated to the Department of Anthropology soon after. To access the collection, please contact .
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