The Carnegie Museum of Natural History's website is dedicated to the first curator of the Museum, Carl V. Hartman. The site highlights Hartman's life and work, with special focus on his work in Costa Rica, and the Costa Rican collection at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Visitors unfamiliar with Hartman's work, will find an excellent "Timeline" of his significant moments in his professional life, including his introduction to Costa Rican artifacts at the "1893 World's Colombian Exposition". This introduction inspired him to work for the Carnegie Museum, and it helped cement his desire to study anthropology on a full-time basis. Visitors looking for similar inspiration should check out the "Links" at the end of the 1893 entry, to find three websites about the World's Colombian Exposition. The "Gallery" has some photos of the excavation sites at Chinchilla, Costa Rica, along with Hartman and some of his colleagues, including his Costa Rican field assistant.
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