This virtual museum is currently being developed by the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology (RCEAP) in collaboration with DigiArt.
The Virtual Anthropology Museum
The museum is a showcase of the work by anthropologists at LJMU on skeletal material housed in their university collections. Because we don’t have an exhibition space, the virtual museum allows you, the public, to see things normally hidden away in our collections and to engage with our research.
The virtual museum provides you a chance to find out about the ever-evolving field of anthropology and will be expanded in the future to showcase other aspects of our exciting research on humans in the past. With interactive displays including 3D models you will be able to view things as if they are right in front of you.
We will continue to add to the museum, with exhibitions and the latest news from our anthropologists.
Ancient human relative may have had rare genetic tooth disorder LJMU anthropologists find.
Research published in Quaternary Science Reviews on the long extinct cave bear has found they tried to adapt to the growing harshness of the last ice age before their extinction and that they mostly ate plants.
Prof Joel Irish and Polish colleagues discover the world’s oldest known infant cemetery in the Egyptian Western Desert.
Biological anthropologists can piece together a story of life for the inhabitants of an area, and witness the changes that occurred throughout time. Using bones they can discover the way people lived, what they ate, the struggles they endured, the jobs they did, and finally how they died.
Forensic anthropologists work in conjunction with forensic pathologists to identify remains based on their skeletal characteristics. The methods used to identity a person from a skeleton relies on the past contributions of various anthropologists and the study of human skeletal differences. Through the collection of thousands of specimens and the analysis of differences within a population, estimations of age and sex can be made based on physical characteristics.