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
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This small, broken lobster fossil Hoploparia stokesi UC 9705 is the first fossil to be described from Antarctica and was named in honor of F. W. Stokes. The fossil might not look like much but it has some interesting stories to tell. Read more about Antarctica Lobster Fossil
After rehousing some 15 Sulka masks, we set our sights on the museum's collection of Baining masks. But before we could break out the power tools and begin rehousing, we decided to X-ray one of the Baining masks in order to better understand its structure. Read more about Radiography of a Baining Mask
Bill Parkinson studies 6500-year-old societies in eastern Europe. How did those societies form? How have they changed into the world we see today? How can anthropologists find out about them after all this time, with all the dirt, mud, and rocks in the way? It seems to take a village--a multidisciplinary, long-term village of devoted researchers including Attila Gyucha and Rick Yerkes with the Koros Regional Archaeological Project. Read more about Video: Piecing Together Early Societies
As a graduate student from the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Department, I am completing my summer internship at the Field Museum. I’m working in the Regenstein Conservation Lab with J.P. Brown, the Regenstein Conservator for Pacific Anthropology. Our main project for the summer has been rehousing the Field Museum’s collection of Sulka dance masks from New Britain, Papua New Guinea Read more about Rehousing Sulka Masks
Collection Manager Jim Boone takes us on a tour through the Herman Strecker Moth and Butterfly Collection. The history of the collection and some its most interesting specimens are explored. Read more about Video: A Century of Butterflies and Moths
Studying households in ancient towns and villages gives important insights into the types of livelihoods of the people who lived there, and the factors that determine wealth and wellbeing in those communities. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 37 - Roles of Households in Prehispanic Mesoamerica