About the Dan David Center


The Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Bio-History Research encompasses over 1200 square meters at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University. It includes technical and research laboratories, as well as an exhibition on the origins and evolution of humankind.

The Dan David Center is the home of the National Fossil Collection.


  • Goals of the Center
  • About Dan David
  • Activity Reports
  1. Searching for the origin of modern humans - development and migration.
  2. Studying the origin of diseases, their development and evolutionary history as well as the development of medical knowledge.
  3. Understanding the dynamics of human demography and its association with cultural, economic and scientific changes through time.
  4. Biohistory: reconstructing historical events from human fossils remains.
  5. Creating a digital database that will be accessible to researchers worldwide.
  6. Initiating scientific collaboration with other leading institutes.
  7. Preserving and restoring important fossils.
  8. Initiating excavations in important prehistoric sites.
  9. Delivering knowledge on human origin and development to the public.
  10. Fostering scientific and cultural ties with non-Israeli scientists and students.
Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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