Photos from the First and Second Rawson-MacMillan Subarctic Expeditions, 1926-1928: Baffin Island, Greenland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Maine.Learn more about First and Second Rawson-MacMillan Subarctic Expeditions
Working at the Field Museum, I get to see some pretty special things. Whether it's because of rarity, antiquity, or something that's just plain weird, the museum provides surprises in abundance. Today was one of those days where routine gave way to surprise when Dylan Lott, a graduate student in Anthropology at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), showed up needing help identifying feathers. These weren't just any feathers, they were feathers attached to incredible artifacts that a UIC professor had collected from an Amazonian tribe called the Parintintin in the late 1960s. Read more about What are the feathers in those Amazonian headdresses?
Why do people trade? How and what ways have trade, traders, and trading communities influenced society? These are the big questions of Dr. Chap Kusimba's research. One way that Dr. Kusimba tries to answer these questions is by studying the trade and exchange of glass beads and ceramics across the Indian Ocean from 700 A.D. to 1500 A.D. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 43 - Ancient Trade and Exchange in East Africa