Archaeozoological Collection

The depot in Poing houses several million animal remains from over a thousand archaeological sites. These witnesses of past cultures date from the Palaeolithic to modern times and come mainly from Bavaria, but also from other excavations in Europe, the Southwest Asia and Africa.

Reference Collection

The reference collection comprises approx. 20,000 specimens, partial skeletons and single bones, which are housed in and near Munich:

München, Theresienstraße

  • Mammals – Europe, Asia, Australia

München, Kaulbachstraße

  • Freshwater fishes – Europe, Middle East and Africa


  • Mammals – Asia, Africa, the Americas
  • Birds – worldwide
  • Reptiles – worldwide
  • Marine fishes – Indo-Pazific, Mediterranean, Atlantic
  • Freshwater fishes – the Americas
  • Otoliths – worldwide
  • Mollusks – worldwide

Online collections

The Mammal and  Fish Collections are online availiable.