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Our Logo

The logo refers to the Vitruvian Man (c. 1490), a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci depicting the proportions of the human body based on the work of Roman architect Vitruvius.

The BABAO logo consists of:

  • The right half depicting the Vitruvian Man, and the left half showing the same in skeletonised form
  • The trowel, the caduceus (snake winding around a staff), calipers and magnifying glass
  • The full name of the Association (British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology).

This logo has been adopted to achieve specific purposes:

  • The Vitruvian Man, shown both skeletonised and in the flesh, serves to demonstrate our members’ professional interests in human skeletal and non-skeletal anatomy
  • The full name of the association identifies its mandate
  • The objects held in hand denote our study of biological anthropology, which includes applications in archaeology, medicine, human biology and other related fields.

Using the BABAO Logo

The British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) logo must feature on any BABAO-funded research-related documents, conference materials, and publicity/communications materials. Internal documents do not need to display the logos, with the exception of Board meeting minutes and agendas.

The logo should never be modified. When deciding which logo to use it is important to consider the background it will be placed on. You should choose a logo which will contrast with the background colour and is legible. The white outline logo is only for use on dark backgrounds. The logo does not need to be placed on a white or coloured background box.

The BABAO logo can be displayed in various sizes (minimum print height x width is 19 x 58 mm).