Human Remains: Guide for Museums and Academic Institutions

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This edited volume contains valuable information for museums and academic institutions concerning the care and conservation of human remains. The editors provide all the essential information required concerning the curation of human remains, from oft posed ethical questions to storage and transport issues. Jam-packed with references, this collection is up to date and is a must have resource. This volume should be required reading for institutions with osteology collections, as well as scholars and students. With...

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Overview

This edited volume contains valuable information for museums and academic institutions concerning the care and conservation of human remains. The editors provide all the essential information required concerning the curation of human remains, from oft posed ethical questions to storage and transport issues. Jam-packed with references, this collection is up to date and is a must have resource. This volume should be required reading for institutions with osteology collections, as well as scholars and students. With a foreword by Brian Fagan.

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Museum Anthropology Review
This handsome and unique book can serve both as a reference guide and as a comprehensive manual for establishing policies related to the curation and conservation of human skeletal remains. With a title that is printed on the spine in a large and legible font and possessing a colorful yet durable pictorial cover, it is ready to be plucked off the bookshelf, quickly consulted and swiftly returned to its designated spot among other frequently used reference works. It is appropriate for students, professionals, and stakeholders who are concerned with the ethical care of human remains collections....This revolutionary book contains all the tools needed to begin the process of creating or revising policy so as to meet the goals set by the authors: improved preservation and management practices in concert with new attitudes that approach these remains with respectful concern for their humanity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759109551
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 8/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 1,290,715
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Cassman is Assistant Professor of Conservation at the University of Delaware. Nancy Odegaard is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona as well as a conservator at the Arizona State Museum.Joseph Powell is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and a physical anthropologist.

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Table of Contents

2 Foreword Chapter 3 Introduction: Dealing with the Dead Chapter 4 Ethics of Flesh and Bone, or Ethics in the Practice of Paleopathology, 'steology, and Bioarchaeology 5 American Association of Museums Position Statement Chapter 6 Policy 7 Example Mission Statement for a University Collection 8 Websites of Interest with Sample Policies Chapter 9 Condition (Assessment) of 'steology Collections 10 Access and Documentation of Collections in Law Enforcement Agencies: A Case Study 11 Condition Glossary 12 Common Vocabulary for Addressing Body Position or Orientation Chapter 13 Examination and Analysis 14 Padding and Support Materials 15 Recommended Basic Tool Usage 16 Beanbags for Support and Cushioning 17 Temporary Markers for Indicating Bone Landmarks during Metric Analyses 18 General Considerations in Casting 19 Instrumental Analysis 20 Arizona State Museum Destructive Testing Policy Chapter 21 Treatment and Invasive Actions 22 Mexicans Clean Bones to Honor the Dead 23 The Impact of Preservation Treatments on DNA Chapter 24 Indigenous Value Orientations in the Care of Human Remains 25 The Vermillion Accord on Human Remains Chapter 26 Storage and Transport 27 The 'steology Box 28 Labeling Procedures from the Arizona State Museum 29 Materials Used for Storage Supports 30 Steps for an Insect Monitoring Program 31 Moving the Kennewick Man 32 Rehousing the Kennewick Remains 33 Packing Royalty Chapter 34 Associated Artifacts 35 Conservation Conversation I-III 36 Associated Funerary Objects: Religious Votives Chapter 37 Documentation: History and Sources of Skeletons in Collections 38 A Case Study: Colonialism and the Return of Sarah Baartman 39 Linnaeus and the Origins of Typology 40 Documentation Systems in Human 'steology Chapter 42 Associated Records: the Kennewick Project Chapter 43 Multidisciplinary Research Teams Chapter 44 Fieldwork 45 Tell Hesi Biblical Site 46 Rescuing Mummies from Urban Centers in the Atacama Desert 47 Cremations Chapter 48 Working with the Dead: Health Concerns 49 Respect for the Dead, Respect for the Living 50 Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines Chapter 51 The Law of Human Remains and Burials Chapter 52 Respect for the Dead, Respect for the Living 53 Guidelines for Treatment of Remains of Indian People in Archaeological Sites 54 Spirit Man Cave: A Body of Contention Chapter 55 Display: The Body in the Museum 56 Caring for an Egyptian Mummy and Coffin 57 Views on Displaying Human Remains

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