TITLE

The weight of feathers

AUTHOR(S)
Light, Liz
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Heritage New Zealand;Summer2009, Issue 115, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the research by Katie Hartnup of the Massey University which aims to determine the origins of the kiwi feathers from old Maori cloaks. It notes how the research will be realized through DNA comparison, molecular DNA technology and the assistance of preservation of traditional fibres and materials expert Rangi Te Kawana. It cites how the study can benefit museum curators, evolutionary biologists, and other scientists.
ACCESSION #
47249927

 

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