Since the advent of human controlled time-travel, the practice of metatemporal research has not only changed the fields of cliodynamics, cliometrics, and comparative history, but it has also greatly changed the everyday lives of humans. While these fields were once limited by their chronological positions, metatemporal research gives scientists the ability to gather previously unavailable data. This research has resulted in a more comprehensive understanding of the cycles of human history, and allowed world leaders to make better informed decisions.
One of IAMER's major responsibilities is training and approving candidates for metatemporal research. Because of the potential dangers inherent in time travel, only the most skilled and capable researchers are ultimately sent on metatemporal field missions. Part of the metatemporal researcher's responsibility is limiting the amount of information disclosed about other time periods. We would ask that you respect this responsibility and not press the Field Museum's staff with questions concerning their native chronological background.