Bavarian State Collection for Anthropology

Staatssammlung für Anthropologie München (SAM)

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Provisional Director: Prof. Dr. Albert Zink


The Bavarian State Collection for Anthropology (SAM) is a research institution that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It is in charge of the scientific investigation of preserved corporeal relics of humans from prehistoric and historic times and deals with the analysis of past human populations, mainly from the Bavarian region. Archaeological human skeletal finds are preserved in the collection and made available for research and educational purposes.

The SAM does not have its own museum. The collections are open to scientific guests by arrangement with the collection management or the conservators.


Karolinenplatz 2a
D-80333 Munich
Tel: +49 (0)89 5488 438 0
Fax: +49 (0)89 5488 438 17