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Field Museum Publications: Geology

Geology Publications

Featured here are the scientific publications documenting original research in Geology that have been published by the Museum since its inception.


There are four series: Anthropology, Botany, Geology and Zoology. These publications are known as Fieldiana today, and comprise the majority of The Field Museum's contributions to the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).

Field Columbian Museum. Geological series (1895-1908) Field Museum of Natural History. Geological series (1909-1945) Fieldiana. Geology (1945-2005)

Fieldiana: Life & Earth Sciences (available via BioOne subscription database)

Handbooks and Special Publications

This series had a very limited run in the early years, but each of the four disciplines did publish at least one.

For Pebble Pups, A Collecting Guide for Junior Geologists (With set of 18 rocks and minerals), by Dolla Cox Weaver
Dinosaurs, Predator and Prey: Gorgosaurus-Lambeosaurus, An Exhibit in Stanley Field Hall, Chicago Natural History Museum, by Rainer Zanger


Monographs (longer papers) in a large format containing full-page plates. Otherwise, identical to Fieldiana.

Geology, Memoirs / Field Museum of Natural History (1930-1941)
Fieldiana. Geology Memoirs (1948-1973) 

Popular Series/Leaflets

These  non-technical booklets on a variety of subjects had a very limited run in the early years, but each of the four disciplines did publish several. The titles "Popular" and "Leaflet" are used interchangeably these days. 

Leaflet / Field Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Geology. (1922-1923)
Geology leaflet / Field Museum of Natural History (1925-1933)


A series documenting museum methods and practices. A limited run in the early years of the museum. These were numbered consecutively throughout entire technique series, but separated by their subject area: 

Restoration of Ancient Bronzes and Cure of Malignant Patina, by Henry W. Nichols, with Foreword by Berthold Laufer
Unique Construction of an Exhibit of Pliocene Edentates, by Phil C. Orr
Rubber Molds and Plaster Casts in the Paleontological Laboratory, by James H. Quinn

Geology Publications

© The Field Museum, GEO79631.

Scientific illustration for Fieldiana publication New Pantodonta and Dinocerata from the Upper Paleocene of Western Colorado