Come explore the intersection between bird feather identification and anthropology artifacts.
This field of inquiry, ethno-ornithology, combines avian identification, avian forensics, cosmology, cultural practices, land conservation, and the ‘Rights of Nature’ Ecuadorian constitutional amendment. UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Assistant Curator of Tetrapods, Ildiko Szabo, assisted UBC Museum of Anthropology curators with ‘Amazonia: The Rights of Nature’ Exhibit (March 9, 2017 – January 28, 2018). Discover how sleuthing bird identifications helps confirm, or can lead to discovering, the cultural origin of stunningly beautiful feathered artifacts.
Included with museum admission or membership.