The short answer is yes—and we are learning that ancient cities were more diverse in the ways they organized themselves. Some were even collective societies that resemble our republics today. Read more about Can We Learn from the History of Ancient Cities?
Blogs & Videos
Every day at The Field Museum we're exploring something new, whether it's hidden deep in our collections or being investigated out in the field. Tune in to our blogs and videos to learn about breakthrough discoveries firsthand from our Field Museum scientists, discover curiosities in our vaults with Emily Graslie, or see how our science is making an impact in the world around you.
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Recent Blog Posts
Teleocrater has unexpectedly crocodile-like features that are causing us to completely reassess what we thought about the earliest stages of dinosaur evolution. Read more about This Early Dinosaur "Cousin" Is Surprisingly Crocodile-Like
Tyrannosaurus rex’s small arms have been the punchline of many a joke. But do we know why the “tyrant lizard” and other dinosaurs have developed some unusual appendages? Read more about Let's Lend These Dinosaurs a Hand
What’s brightly colored, lives on shipwrecks, filter-feeds like a whale, and shoots webs like Spiderman? Read more about “Spiderman” Worm-Snails Discovered on Florida Shipwreck
Rebecca prepares specimens for research and collections, trains interns and volunteers in the mammal prep lab, and has co-authored research on a new rodent species. Read more about Women in Science and Art: Rebecca Banasiak, Mammals Collections Assistant and Preparator
Did you know milkweeds aren’t really weeds at all? In fact, they're native plants with pink, orange, or white flowers that will brighten up your yard. Read more about How Milkweeds Can Save Monarch Butterflies And Beautify Your Garden
Before you start (literally) digging in, here's how you can plan the layout of your native plants garden. Read more about Roll Up Your Sleeves: How to Grow Native Plants in Your Garden
There are easy and specific things everyone can do to help out the monarch butterfly and other native pollinators. One action you can take is to beautify your yard: plant native plants, especially milkweeds, in your garden or in containers. Read more about Every Flower Counts: Five Reasons to Add Native Plants to Your Garden
Akiko Shinya prepares vertebrate fossils for research, prospects and excavates fossils, conserves specimens, and works with volunteers and students in the lab. Read more about Women in Science: Akiko Shinya, Fossil Preparator
Evolutionary biologist and entomologist Corrie Moreau has traveled to remote tropical locations to collect ant specimens, made new scientific discoveries, and continues to support and mentor students and young scientists through her work with the Field Museum Women In Science program. Read more about Women in Science: Corrie Moreau, Evolutionary Biologist and Entomologist