Services at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification

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Services and facilities

Thiel Cadaver Facility

A photograph of a person in uniform working in the Thiel Cadaver Facility

At Dundee, we use the Thiel embalming system, which offers a novel and revolutionary experience of working with human material compared to other preservation methods.

Thiel Cadaver Facility

Forensic Services

Person in a hazmat suit kneeling on the ground in the woods

The casework active staff in CAHID are experienced practitioners who regularly contribute to high profile forensic cases and can offer expertise in a range of specialist forensic services.

Forensic services


Scheuer Collection

images of children's skulls

The Scheuer collection is considered the only active repository of juvenile skeletal remains in the world. It consists of over 120 individuals collected from archaeological and historical anatomical sources.

Scheuer Collection

Comparative Anatomy Collection

animal bones in a lab with students in the background

The comparative osteological collection is another of our active skeletal repositories which is being continually expanded. This collection comprises an eclectic mix of interesting species ranging from African big game specimens through to a host of UK domestic specimens.

Comparative Anatomy Collection