The Neanderthal Museum Foundation serves society as a mediating platform between complex science and socially relevant questions about human evolution. On this page we give you an insight into our current research projects, our collections and an overview of publications and conferences. You will find a detailed insight into our research strategy at the bottom of this page.

Profilfoto von Anna Riethus

Your contacts

You can find contact persons for the individual research projects directly under the respective project. Research Coordinator Anna Riethus will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our research and for enquiries about cooperation: or 02104 9797-18.

Current research projects

Beim Bestimmungstag wird ein Feuerstein Faustkeil im Höhlenraum präsentiert

Our collections in the digital archive

Using advanced 3D technologies, we create precise digital copies of original artefacts that can be used in a variety of ways. They enable measurements, classifications and comparisons without damaging the original. Applications include presentations, spatial analyses, museum copies and didactic materials. The results are made available online in the digital archive. Further information on this topic can be found under the tab ‘DISAPALE: Culture in 3D’.

Details of our collections

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Support our research

Become a member of the Neanderthal Society or use one of the many other ways to support our research in the long term.

Bücher über Evolution in der Mediathek

Media library: Borrowing specialist literature

The Neanderthal Museum has an extensive media library with specialist literature and films on the Ice Age colonisation of Europe and Western Asia. A large number of specialist journals and monographs can be consulted by both specialists and interested laypersons. To arrange an appointment, please contact Saskia Hucklenbruch: or 02104 9797-16

Führung vor Stammbusch bei der Auftaktveranstaltung von den Paleo Experts


Our Paleo-Experts, who originated from the ‘Neanderthals & Us’ project, explore how developments in Neanderthal research and in exhibitions, novels, films etc. challenge our understanding of ourselves as humans. If you want to find out more, we recommend taking a look at the Paleo-Experts website.

Find out more about our research

Cooperations & networks

Publications for download

Completed research projects