The Laboratory houses a large collection of skeletal material from modern samples, which is used as a comparative source for the identification of archaeological specimens. Continuous development and expansion of the collection provides coverage of intra-species variations such as sexual dimorphism, breeds, and age differences. The skeletal collection is comprised mainly of wild and domestic mammals from Europe and Asia, with a good sample of fish, birds and small mammals. It also has some African wild cat species, marine mammals and molluscs.
The Grahame Clark Laboratory boasts an excellent collection of analytical equipment including several high-powered microscopes with photographic equipment, computing facilities and carcass-preparation equipment.