The weight of feathers

Light, Liz
November 2009
Heritage New Zealand;Summer2009, Issue 115, p14
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.


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