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Fieldcore is an aesthetic based on the discovery of ancient items, such as artifacts and fossils. It is less focused on the specifics of the actual items being discovered, and more about the feeling of working in the field. For example, geology, paleontology, and archelogy could all be included in Fieldcore. The term itself has not been widely used at this point, but attempts to include those seeking a "vintage adventurer" vibe, citing inspiration such as The Mummy, Indiana Jones, or the animated film Atlantis.


Visuals of Fieldcore usually center around the western United States, due to the massive fossil beds and natural wonders, such as the Grand Canyon and the Badlands. It can also include areas such as Mexico, Africa, or the Middle East, based on archeological sites like Chichén-Itzá or the pyramids of Giza. Thus, Fieldcore usually includes aspects such as:

  • Rugged adventure / explorer items, such as canvas tents, lanterns, wooden crates, and rope, and tools of the trade, such as pickaxes, shovels, and brushes.
  • Travel-themed items, such as maps, compasses, travel posters, postage stamps, and suitcases.
  • Collections of fossils, rocks, artifacts, or other adventure memorabilia, such as photographs and sketches.
  • Natural materials and fibers for durability and comfort, such as linen, cotton, wool, and leather.


  • Exploring isolated areas via camping, hiking, climbing, or other adventurous activities.
  • Exploring local museums and collections
  • Studying fields such as geology, archeology, or paleontology
  • Studying history, geography, and culture
  • Photographing or sketching nature, artifacts, or historical sites


Fieldcore fashion usually involves three things:

  1. Earth tones. Shades inspired by the desert or jungle environment, such as beige, brown, and green, are most prominent, with pops of orange, reds, or blues.
  2. Natural fibers. Linens, wool, and cotton are generally safer and more durable in rugged environments, and usually last longer and can be acquired ethically, which is kinder to the earth.
  3. Vintage inspiration. The obsession with adventure and exploration has historical roots in the Victorian and Edwardian era, and pop culture roots in films set during the 20s and 30s, so a good deal of Fieldcore fashion is vintage inspired.



  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Indiana Jones film series
  • Atlantis
  • The Search for El Dorado
  • Night at the Museum
  • The Lost City of Z
  • Jurassic Park series
  • Jurassic World series


  • Young Indiana Jones


  • Turn Right at Machu Pichu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time, by Mark Adams
  • The Lost City of Z, by David Grann
  • Come, Tell Me How You Live, by Agatha Christie