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“Whenever the Field Museum gets a new exhibit,” says anthropology curator Robert Martin, “we insist on using pieces from our own collection.”

Which makes sense. In the 120 years it’s been around, the Field has collected a lot of stuff.

It doesn’t happen to have any ancient cave paintings to show off in its upcoming exhibit “Scenes From the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux,” which opens Wednesday and runs until 9/8. But it does have a skeleton from roughly the same time period, also from France, also discovered near some prehistoric artwork, so, by God, it is going to use it!