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Social Science

Social Science is all about what makes us human, our place in nature, our common concerns and our differences. Field Museum anthropologists explore these issues through laboratory and collections-based research at the Museum and at field sites throughout the world. They build and maintain the Museum's world class collections which now include more than a million and a half objects documenting the diversity and accomplishments of humankind. Our scientists also  teach others, through exhibits, public programs and advanced training.


Image above: Ceramic mask from Teotihuacan, Mexico. Catalog Number 2475.240829. © The Field Museum, A114447_01d, Photographer John Weinstein.