Blogs & Videos: The Field Revealed

Explore the treasures of The Field Museum's collections with The Field Revealed video series.

Film: Discovering Mount Gorongosa

In August 2011, Field Museum and African scientists joined forces in an expedition to Mount Gorongosa in Gorongosa National Park. Their goal was to study the diversity of birds and small mammals from this remote region and the parasites that live on these animals. The findings of this project will help to better understand this threatened ecosystem and formulate new questions regarding pathogens and their hosts.

Podcast: Using obsidian to understand the Maya.

The Field Museum collections are full incredible stories. In the 1930's archaeologist J. Eric Thompson collected several Maya obsidian objects from San José, Belize. Almost 80 years later, Field Museum scientists Gary Feinman (Curator of Mesoamerican Anthropology), Mark Golitko (Regenstein Postdoctoral Fellow) and Ryan Williams (Associate Curator and Chair of Anthropology), used modern techniques to analyze this Mayan objects and shed some light in the trading patterns of this civilization. 

Video: Snapshots of Evolution - Trailer

In August 2011, Field Museum and African scientists joined forces in an expedition to Mount Gorongosa in Gorongosa National Park. Their goal was to study the diversity of birds and small mammals from this remote region and the parasites that live on these animals. The findings of this project will help to better understand this threatened ecosystem and formulate new questions regarding pathogens and their hosts.

Video: The 5 Maidens

Since its beginnings, the Field Museum has been devoted to the research of human cultures and the natural world, the recording of new scientific findings and the dissemination of knowledge. Inside the Museum, overlooking Stanley Field Hall, 4 maiden sculptures represent these ideas. Join Julie in this short stroll around the Museum and take a close look at these beautiful sculptures by Henry Hering.

Video: Out Takes 2011

Being in front of the camera is always an experience. During the first season of The Field Revealed series, staff members from the Museum shared their stories with us and also left behind some candid and amusing moments. If you enjoyed watching the series as much as we enjoyed producing it, check out the "Out Takes" and laugh with us!

Video: Specimania

Everything that happens at The Field Museum is a result of team effort. Creating our first iOS app was no exception. From selecting 48 items to represent our collection of over 20 million items to creating stunning and accurate graphics and then turning the whole thing into bit and bytes. Come see how it works!

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