- Full day Monday and Tuesday, June 10th and 11th, 2019
- Ed Espinoza, Rachel Jacobs and Barry Baker- Ivory ID
- Price for SWFS members and non-profit making organizations
This workshop will teach the attendees how to identify the taxonomic source of an ivory object or tusk using morphological analysis. It will cover the major taxa in the ivory trade including elephants and mammoth, walrus, hippopotamus, whale and narwhal, warthog and pigs, and synthetic materials that resemble ivory.
The 2-day workshop will consist of a one ½-day training which will include lectures and practical examination of hundreds of ivory objects. The last ½ day will consist of a practical proficiency test of three items. Upon successful completion, attendees will receive a SWFS certificate of competency on ivory identification.
The workshop will be limited to 30 participants.
Materials that will be provided:
- A handheld UV light
- A protractor
- Book “Identification Guide For Ivory and Ivory Substitutes”