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Science at FMNH

A Video and Podcast Series

 

There are over 150 scientists working behind-the-scenes at The Field Museum of Natural History.  Curators, collection managers, research associates, post doctoral scientists, and graduate students study a wide array of topics from the evolution of dinosaurs to the development of cities in human society. 

These scientists study and manage the Museum’s vast collection of 24 million anthropological, botanical, geological and zoological specimens and objects from around the world. These collections--from narwhal horns to treeferns, fish fossils, and Chinese rubbings--help Museum scientists to understand and conserve the world's biological and cultural diversity.

Science at FMNH brings you a dynamic video or podcast that explores the research, collections and people that make this Museum a world-class research institution!

Science at FMNH is funded by The Grainger Foundation and produced by the Biodiversity Synthesis Group.

November 30, 2011
For this episode we are showcasing work from teen filmmakers working in the DNA Research Summer Residency at the Museum.
November 21 2011
Dicynodontoides and Oudenodon are just two of the ancient animals that were unearthed during the 2009 paleontological dig to Zambia.
November 13 2011
Rock hammers are just one of the many tools needed to excavate fossils in Africa.
November 7 2011
The Permian and Triassic periods (approximately 299 to199 million years ago) are critical times in Earth history.
October 24 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Chap Kusimba to explore his research on the trade and exchange of glass beads and glazed ceramic in the Indian Ocean.
October 17 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Gary Feinman to explore his research on the prehispanic production of the famous and unusual pigment, Maya Blue, in Mesoamerica.
October 10 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Ryan Williams to explore his research on trade and political relationships between early states in South America.
October 6 2011
To better understand how ancient peoples traded and exchanged goods and services curators in the Anthropology Department conduct field and laboratory research on the archaeology of ancient exchange.
October 3 2011
For this episode we are showcasing work from teen filmmakers working in the Museum on Dr. Peter Makovicky's 2010 paleontological expedition.
September 29 2011
We continue our discussion with Dr. Chap Kusimba to explore his research on the archaeology of urbanism in Eastern Africa.will do
September 26 2011
We continue our discussion on urbanization with Dr. Gary Feinman to explore his research on the role of households in the regional economy of prehispanic Mesoamerica.

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