The People of Northern Papua New Guinea:
From the Research and Collection of Dr. George E.B. Morren
November 5 – April 14, 2017
Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is home to the numerous tribes that reside in the northern region of Papua New Guinea. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George Morren, conducted groundbreaking research that helped interpret this land and its people. Examine Dr. Morren’s collection of artifacts while learning about his fieldwork.
New Guinea is the second largest island in the world. The eastern portion of the Island (known as Papua New Guinea), contains one of the most diverse populations on Earth. There are over 850 languages in a Country of approximately five million people. Papua New Guinea is also home to some of the most biologically diverse tropical rainforests in the world – a portion of the wildlife found here is not found anywhere else on Earth.
Papua New Guinea contains one of the most diverse populations on Earth.
Dr. Morren was one of the founders of environmental anthropology.
See images of Dr. Morren’s collection of artifacts.
Dr. George E.B. Morren Jr., was born on West Brighton, Staten Island in 1939.
View Dr. Morren’s personal photographs from Papua New Guinea.