Field Museum of Natural History


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Field Museum of Natural History,

in Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1893 through the gifts of Marshall FieldField, Marshall,
1834–1906, American merchant, b. Conway, Mass. In 1856, after five years' apprenticeship in a general store in Pittsfield, Mass., he went to Chicago and became a clerk for Cooley, Wadsworth & Co.
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 and others, it was first known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and in 1905 was renamed in honor of its major benefactor. It was originally intended to house the biological and anthropological collections included in the World's Columbian ExpositionWorld's Columbian Exposition,
held at Chicago, May–Nov., 1893, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Authorized (1890) by Congress, it was planned and completed by a commission headed by Thomas W.
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 (1893), and these objects form the core of its collection. First located in Jackson Park, in 1921 it moved to its present site on Chicago Park District, where it is part of a lakefront museum campus that also includes the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. The museum is especially noted for its lifelike exhibits of animals in their natural settings, displays of plant life, and anthropological and geological collections. The many expeditions sponsored by the museum have contributed much to its collections. The museum also conducts research and maintains a publishing plant. Many educational opportunities are offered by its library, school-service department, and special programs.
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1) Science and Education, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605
While examining the bird collection at the Field Museum of Natural History, I found the Bryant specimen (FMNH 138321).
Chapter 9 (Wooden Platters and Bowls in the Ethnographic Collections, by Terrell) compares ethnographic ceramic and wooden platters held by the Field Museum of Natural History with Lapita wares from further to the east, and concludes that decorations found on the ethnographic platters represent continuities from earlier Lapita symbolic systems dating back at least 3300 years (see also Terrell and Schechter 2007 for a more detailed exploration of this idea).
Former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere appears to have landed a premier job as head of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
Our sincere thanks are extended to the following individuals who assisted us in acquiring element occurrence information for the present study: Stephanie Clark and Jochen Gerber assisted us at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago; Robert Guarlnick, the University of Colorado Museum; Jean-Marc Gagnon at the Canadian Museum of Nature; Karen Mock, Utah State University; Jason Dunham, the United States Geological Survey; Beth Sanderson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; William Clark, the Smith Museum of Natural History; Dave Stagliano, the Montana Natural Heritage Program; and William Bosworth, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Sense of smell is critical for hunting, and T rex smelled its way through life," says Bill Simpson, who manages the fossil collection at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
45pm) A detective and a biologist are hurled into a desperate battle with an ancient Amazonian man-eating monster stalking Chicago''s Field Museum of natural history.
Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, one of the country's largest and oldest research museums, has been looking to increase sustainability as well as maximize the preservation of its artifacts.
5 SD, range = 38-79 mm) were examined from the herpetology collection of the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH), Chicago, Illinois.
Catalogue of Birds of the Americas and the Adjacent Islands in Field Museum of Natural History.
Nearby attractions include Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum of Natural History, John Hancock Observatory, Art Institute of Chicago, and Soldier Field, home to American Football's Chicago Bears.
Biodiversity occurrence data provided by: Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of Washington Burke Museum, and University of Turku (Accessed through GBIF Data Portal, www.