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Science and the Dead

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A Guideline for the Destructive Sampling of Archaeological Human Remains for Scientific Analysis

By Simon Mays, Joseph Elders, Louise Humphrey, William White, Peter Marshall

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This guideline aims to provide a framework to help organisations responsible for the care of archaeological human remains in responding to requests from researchers for removal of bone or tooth samples for the purposes of scientific analysis. It describes some of the pertinent legal, ethical and scientific considerations involved.

Published by APABE.

Find out more about the specialist advice Historic England offers on human remains recovered from archaeological sites in England.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51801
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