Anthropological Museum

The Anthropological Museum is housed in the BKB Building in the University. It has grown out of the specimens collected over the decades since the inception of the Department. In the year 1992, the present location was allotted by the then Principal of Cotton College, Dr. Anil Kumar Goswami. The Museum covers all the three broad subdivisions of Anthropology, namely Biological or physical Anthropology, Prehistoric anthropology and social-cultural anthropology. The Museum proudly displays rich and rare ethnographic materials from North East India along with some original pre-historic tools and potteries. Some of the early medieval materials that were unearthed within the Cotton Campus during 1991-91 in an excavation (conducted by State Archaeology Department, Govt of Assam where students of the Department of Anthropology, Cotton University also took active part) have also been attracting attention from students, visitors and scholars. Altogether there are 580 specimens displayed which are divided into 14 themes.