The Alabama Museum of Natural History Collections are currently being added to Arctos. Check back frequently as collections are routinely being added.
The Archaeological Collection holds over one million artifacts, associated writings, and photographic images documenting the history of human occupation in the southeastern United States and beyond.
The Entomology Collection contains approximately 500K specimens, including two historical pinned collections of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera and a large collection of aquatic insects.
The Earth Sciences Collection is made up of vertebrate, invertebrate, and botanical paleontological collections and geological collections including a large mineral collection.
The history and ethnology collections consist of over 15,000 items, including bottles, stoneware jugs, hand tools, and telegraph insulators. It also contains objects related to the Gorgas House.
We have an extensive collection of human skeletal remains from prehistoric Alabama, including those recovered in archaeological excavations at the famous Moundville site.
The Invertebrate Zoology Collection contains 20,081 catalogued lots of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial invertebrates and an estimated 10,000 additional lots of uncatalogued specimens.
The UA Museums Vertebrate Zoology Collection consists of numerous mammalian and ornithological specimens and a comparative skeletal collection.
The Photographic Collection contains some 20,000 photos and negatives taken mostly during the 1930s and 1940s, including many taken at archaeological digs at Moundville and the Tennessee Valley.
The Reptile and Amphibian Collection is comprised of specimens largely collected prior to 1990 from around the state of Alabama.