fossil fish

Fossils Collection

Giant Beaver SkullThe Wenner-Gren Foundation and Broom collections of early hominid and primate studies (John Robinson Collection) provide instructional basis for Paleoanthropology. Some original historical materials from Robert Broom are available for examination.  Important original Wisconsin specimens of the Giant Beaver (Casteroides ohioensis) and Mastodon (Mammut americanum) have been collected by museum personnel and are available for study. (Most UW vertebrate and invertebrate fossils are to be found in the Geology Museum.)