By ROBERT L. KELLY, published on the NYT on December 12, 2010
Article about the impact of the recent regulations issued by Department of the Interior for the disposition of ancient American Indian remains and funerary objects that cannot be affiliated with modern tribes. The author argues that the new regulation will be detrimental to sources of knowledge about North American history ...
"The new regulations help carry out the 20-year-old Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, a law that was devised by tribes, scientists and museum officials. It was a compromise between the tribes’ sensitivity to having the remains of their ancestors excavated and analyzed and the archaeologists’ desire to learn what bones can reveal about ancient peoples’ diet, health, migration patterns, marriage practices and so on."
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