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Human Remains

Conservation, retrieval and analysis. Proceedings of a conference held in Williamsburg, VA, Nov 7-11th 1999

Emily Williams


The thirty-four papers published in this volume represent the proceedings of a conference on Human Remains held in Williamsburg, VA in November 1999. The conference was divided into six themes: Excavation and Fieldwork, Conservation, Soft Tissues and Mummies, Curation, Analysis and Ethics, and Law and Public Perception. The excavated material discussed comes from all continents and significant time periods. One of the princAal aims of the conference was to address the current issues in the archaeology of human remains and encourage dialogue between the various specialists involved in conservation, curating, analysis, etc. The topical ethical and repatriation questions are also examined. Illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, tables and figures.