Relics and Selves

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Name:

Portrait of Florentino Ameghino

Person:

Ameghino, Florentino

Pub. place:

Buenos Aires

Publisher:

Date of Pub.:

Decade:

1890s

Country:

Argentina

Description:

Ameghino, the foremost Argentinian paleontologist of his time, served as subdirector at the La Plata Museum, and as director of the National Museum of Natural Sciences, Buenos Aires, from 1902 to 1912.

Institution:

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales 'Bernardino Rivadavia'

Medium & Display:

museums, photography

Present Material:

journal

Discourse:

natural history

Key Concept:

body

Contents:

expeditions, fauna & flora, fossils, heroes, prehistory, science