Highlights from the Pacific Anthropology collections

Video Story

Obsidian from the AB Lewis Collection

See 2018 intern Clay Jaskowski and research scientist Mark Golitko use pXRF to identify sources of obsidian in the Admiralty Islands.

Produced by Regenstein Pacific intern Isabelle Harton, 2018

Video Story

Kava Drinking in the Pacific

2018 intern Isabelle Harton explains the process of making and drinking kava, featuring Field Museum collection objects from Fiji and Samoa.

Produced by Regenstein Pacific intern Isabelle Harton, 2018

 

Video Story

Fiji's Totokia War Clubs

Emily England, 2018 intern, describes Fijian club types in the FM collection- featuring the totokia style, otherwise known as "pineapple clubs."

Produced by Regenstein Pacific intern Isabelle Harton, 2018

Audio Story

Captain Cook's Hei-Tiki

Listen to the story of how one small carved stone traveled across the globe to Chicago, far from its  homeland in New Zealand (Aotearoa).

Produced, directed and narrated by Regenstein Pacific intern Heather Radke, 2008

 
 

Audio Story

Going Fishin' for the Fuller Collection

The Field Museum acquired Captain A. W. F. Fuller's astonishing collection of objects from the South Seas in 1958.  Who was this eccentric man?  How did he assemble his collection of over 6,500 objects?

Produced, directed and narrated by Regenstein Pacific intern Heather Radke, 2008

Background image: Port Moresby by Hitchster. CC BY 2.0 / cropped and desaturated from original

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