Museum Research

Milstein Amazing Amazon_The New T. Rex

The New T. Rex: A Leech With An Affinity For Noses 

New genus and species of leech discovered by doctors in Amazonian Peru. 

Milstein Amazing Amazon_Hall of South America

Hall of South American Peoples

The Hall of South American Peoples features the art, tools, technologies, and traditions of the continent’s pre-Columbian cultures—the ancient Inca, Moche, Chavin, and Chancay—in addition to exhibits about the traditional cultures of modern Amazonia.

Milstein Amazing Amazon_Amazon Featherwork

Amazon Featherwork

The Museum's Amazon featherwork comes from the native peoples of the Amazon Basin, whose survival is now in danger along with that of the rain forest. Deforestation is rapidly increasing the loss of both crucial natural resources and human cultures in the Amazon.

Milstein Amazing Amazon_Crocs Rocked

Crocs Rocked Pre-Amazonian Peru

Thirteen million years ago, as many as seven different species of crocodiles hunted in the swampy waters of what is now northeastern Peru, new research shows.

 

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