Topic ID #38246 - posted 4/16/2017 11:16 AM

Prehistoric Native Americans farmed macaws in 'feather factories'


To ancient peoples of the American Southwest, a macaw’s brilliant feathers weren’t just adornments. They were status symbols and spiritual emblems — so precious, in fact, that macaws were kept in captivity and deliberately plucked of their plumage, new evidence suggests.


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