What weaponized Sharks Teeth can Tell Us about Coral Reefs in Pre-Colonial Kiribati

Joshua Drew
Lecturer and M.A. Program Advisor
Columbia University
May 21, 2016 - 4:00p – Rockefeller 003

The Department of Anthropology and Hood Museum of Art are pleased to co-host a talk by Professor Josh Drew of Columbia University. His research is unusually integrative, crossing the disciplines of anthropology, historical ecology, fisheries biology, and conservation biology. In 2013, he published a study based on 19th Century shark-tooth weapons accessioned in natural history museums (link to paper). This analysis revealed species composition shifts in predator assemblages around the Gilbert Islands, Kiribati and received widespread media attention.