About VU osteological collection

This section introduces the history of VU osteological collection and past researches. Though studies of human and animal remains have run in parallel in the course of history, but have rarely overlapped as the objectives, final results and conclusions of the work varied. Therefore, the history of anthropological and zooarchaeological collections must inevitably be presented separately.

Rimantas Jankauskas with 14th-17th c. skulls during Alytus cemetery archaeological excavations. Photo By Eugenijus Svetikas.
Sheep remains on the hill fort of Maišiagala. Photo by Laima Vaitkunskienė.