In science, we're constantly striving to make new discoveries and gain a better understanding of life, nature, and the world around us. Watch as some of our science communicators and experts take us on a tour through the Evolving Planet exhibition, showcasing just a few of many science facts you can find here. At The Field Museum, we're always doing research and learning more, and we invite you to be curious and explore the facts alongside us. Read more about Facts Matter at The Field Museum
Blogs & Videos: Early Humans
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Thanks to Dr. Robert Martin for his help with this video. You can check out the materials referenced in this episode and more on his blog on PsychologyToday.
And his book, “How We Do It.” Read more about The Evolution of Human Birth
There’s a lot to see in The Field Museum’s Evolving Planet exhibition—a rock bearing traces of life from a billion years ago, a seventy-two-foot-long Apatosaurus, a towering prehistoric giant sloth. But two new displays in the section on human evolution have been literally stopping visitors in their tracks. Two new sculptures, created by French paleoartist Elisabeth Daynès, give a breathtakingly lifelike look at human relatives—Homo ergaster and Homo neanderthalensis. Read more about Bringing Neanderthals to Life: The Sculptures of Elisabeth Daynès
Properly piecing together a rare early human skull (12,000 to 15,000 years old!) is a difficult task, but Robert Martin and JP Brown are pioneering the usage of medical technologies to give us a better picture of what Magdalenian Woman really looked like. Read more about Video: Putting Heads Together
We continue our discussion with Dr. Ryan Williams to explore his research on trade and political relationships between early states in South America. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 41 – Ancient Trade and Political Relationships in South America
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. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 40 - Ancient Trade and Exchange