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Hi All
So the question of the ethics concerning the disturbing, excavation and
continued duty of care for human remains comes down to having " boxes which
are a bit nicer than ordinary " to store remains. Sorry Andrew but it seems
that you are confusing ethics with finance, individuals in the past may have
lead mendicant lives and resented the idea of wealth. It is always important
to try and understand the context of the burial when remains are encountered
as there is usually some information (either historical land use info or
evidence from the burial itself such as date etc) which can aid the
interpretation of the individuals beliefs. When that is a Christian religion
it is possible to contact the appropriate organization and seek advice
concerning eventual re-burial. Obviously non-Christian burials are more
tricky!
Steven


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Neil Tibbs [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 13 January 2004 10:52
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Subject: Museum of London to rebury its skeletons


     but I think these remains should be kept in boxes which
are a bit nicer than ordinary cardboard storage boxes or plastic trays.


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