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Dear vi­si­tors

Our web­site is cur­rent­ly un­der construc­tion, which is why some content is tem­po­ra­ri­ly una­vai­lable. We apo­lo­gise for this in­con­ve­nience and look for­ward to wel­co­ming you back to our site as soon as pos­sible.

If you have any ques­tions, please contact us at or +41 (0) 32 913 35 33.

Kind re­gards

Swiss Ins­ti­tute for Spe­leo­lo­gy and Karst Stu­dies

Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies

SISKA is a cha­ri­table, non- pro­fit foun­da­tion with na­tio­nal­ly and in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly re­co­gni­sed ex­per­tise on its sub­ject. With over 20 years of exis­tence, we have unique ex­per­tise in nu­me­rous areas. These in­clude, in par­ti­cu­lar, wa­ter re­sources, karst-re­la­ted ha­zards in construc­tion, un­der­ground cli­mate and geo­ther­mal ener­gy in li­mes­tone areas.

SISKA is an es­sen­tial link in the land­scape of Swiss ins­ti­tu­tions and an in­ter­face bet­ween aca­de­mic re­search and prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tion. We fa­ci­li­tate the de­ve­lop­ment, cen­tra­li­sa­tion and ex­change of scien­ti­fic know­ledge about the karst. Our team is conti­nuous­ly com­mit­ted to im­ple­men­ting the fin­dings from ba­sic re­search, as well as rai­sing pu­blic and school awa­re­ness of is­sues re­la­ting to the un­der­ground.

Did you find any bones?

Our pa­laeon­to­lo­gy plat­form is at your dis­po­sal. This is a ser­vice of­fe­red by the SISKA for spe­leo­lo­gists and spe­cia­list ser­vices in the can­tons. Its pur­pose is to pro­vide mu­tual in­for­ma­tion bet­ween those in­vol­ved in bone finds and those res­pon­sible for pro­tec­ting geo­topes as well as re­sear­chers and cu­ra­tors of pa­laeon­to­lo­gi­cal col­lec­tions.

Down­load ins­truc­tions for the pro­per col­lec­tion of bone re­mains (PFD):


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