What food we chose to eat is not decided by chance, but from the relationship we have with our environment, as well as the connection we have to our cultural identities. Indigenous peoples living in urban areas, with access to new products and changing environments, still want to eat their traditional foods. This idea is demonstrated with the Indigenous peoples in the Amazon, who are becoming more and more urbanized; but still also consider themselves native—and try to consume traditional diets.
Meet cultural anthropologist, Blanca Yagüe, and learn about the indigenous peoples she studies and the food processes they participate in. View artifacts from Amazonian peoples and participate in a traditional process of turning yucca into cassava bread.
Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2–4 p.m.The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. See link below for additional scientists in the series.
$14.95/Adults; $12.95/Seniors 65 and Over; $12.95/Young Adults 13-24; $9.95/Children 3-12; Free/Children 2 and Under, Museum Members and University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID