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Physical anthropologist Henry Field (shown 2nd from left) spent the period between 1926 and 1934 excavating and collecting material from the Sumerian-Akkadian capital of Kish and other areas in Iraq. Nearly 5,000 still photographs and motion picture film were made on the expeditions. They include ethnological portraits of villagers and extensive site photography. Field also took photographs of prehistoric caves in France and Spain, and gathered data from which sculptor Frederick Blaschke created a series of nine life-sized "Prehistoric Man" dioramas for display at Field Museum.
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