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Human remains

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There is a broad spectrum of Pagan views on this issue.  The majority are probably a lot more worried about climate change and impending environmental catastrophe.  Those who are concerned about what happens to human remains range from those who want them reburied after a reasonable span of time has been allowed for study, to those who think archaeology and the memory of specific life stories is more important.

 

 

Comments (3)

Anonymous said

at 12:16 pm on Mar 22, 2007

I personally think that the archaeological value of human remains is equally as important as their spiritual value, and I think the archaeological insights we can gain from them contribute to their spiritual value.

I think that the spiritual, artistic, and archaeological views of the remains should be given equal consideration.

But in any consideration of the responsibilities we owe to the dead, perpetuating (or restoring) the memory of them is just as important to many people as respecting the integrity of their burial, and I think archaeology contributes massively to restoring the memory of the ancient dead.

I also think that there are other issues we should be worrying about right now, like climate change, the war in Iraq, nuclear proliferation, and so on.

Yvonne said

at 8:21 pm on Jun 7, 2011

More links:

www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/11/2010/pagans-support-archaeology-and-scientific-study

www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Listen-spirits-stones/article-285379-detail/article.html

www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/science-technology/101110-Letter-from-Lord%20Chancellor-archaeological-remains.pdf

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/feb/04/reburial-requirement-impedes-archaeology

www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199900/cmselect/cmcumeds/371/37102.htm

www.culture.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/4503143F-8A56-4DA6-A96D-7DF46A700083/0/ScopingSurveyWGHR.pdf

www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/wghr_reportfeb07.pdf

www.culture.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/0E977E00-9465-4A42-9C1D-4D860A6E9339/0/HistoricHuman.pdf

www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/GuidanceHumanRemains11Oct.pdf

www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/h/@en/documents/ digitalasset/dh_4060264.pdf

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/StonehengeBones/

www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/publications/docs/humanbones2004.pdf

www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/publications/docs/16602humanremains1.pdf

www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/advice/advice-by-topic/heritage-science/archaeological-science/avebury-reburial-results/2008-draft-report/

www.babao.org.uk/index/cms-filesystem-action/eh%20opinion_survey_report.pdf

www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/imported-docs/p-t/report-on-consultation.pdf

www.san.ed.ac.uk/research/bones_collective

Yvonne said

at 8:21 pm on Jun 7, 2011


Garratt-Frost, S., 1992. “The Law and Burial Archaeology. Technical Paper 11”, Birmingham, Institute of Field Archaeologists

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323443/Museum-displays-human-remains-covered-fear-offending-pagans.html

www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/30/pdfs/ukpga_20040030_en.pdf

http://heritage-key.com/blogs/malcolmj/science-versus-druids-campaigners-lose-fight-reburial-charlie-avebury-skeleton

www.museumsassociation.org/news/17787

www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/6177

www.newstatesman.com/200611060020

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/mar/02/archaeology

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/oct/10/burial-grave-mike-pitts-stonehenge

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1059840_mummies_coverup_reversed

www.justice.gov.uk/docs/burial-law-policy.pdf

www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/docs/burial-law-archaeology-statementii.pdf

www.eternalidol.com/?p=8211

www.honour.org.uk/system/files/MoJ+Letter+March+2011.pdf

http://archaeopagans.blogspot.com/2010/07/interview-with-mike-parker-pearson.html

www.eternalidol.com/?p=7736

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/feb/04/archaeologists-forced-to-rebury-finds

www.deathandsociety.org//uploaded-docs/background_information_on_reburial.pdf

www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba115/feat5.shtml

www.warband.org.uk/Formal Response to DoJ v1.0.pdf

www.babaotemp.bham.ac.uk/BABAOFinalVersionDCMSConsultationResponse.pdf

www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/ourpractice/respect/fileuploadmax10mb,136200,en.pdf

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