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Human Remains Guide for Museums and Academic Institutions

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ISBN-10: 0759109559

ISBN-13: 9780759109551

Edition: 2008

Authors: Vicki Cassman, Nancy Odegaard, Marta Alfonso, Bernardo T. Arriaza, Mary Brooks

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 8/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

List of Inserts
Introduction: Dealing with the Dead
Ethics of Flesh and Bone, or Ethics in the Practice of Paleopathology, Osteology, and Bioarchaeology
Insert: American Association of Museums Position Statement
Example Mission Statement for a University Collection
Websites of Interest with Sample Policies
Condition Assessment of Osteological Collections
Access and Documentation of Collections in Law Enforcement Agencies: A Case Study
Condition Glossary
Common Vocabulary for Addressing Body Position or Orientation
Examination and Analysis
Beanbags for Support and Cushioning
Temporary Markers for Indicating Bone Landmarks during Metric Analyses
General Considerations in Casting
Instrumental Analysis
Arizona State Museum Destructive Testing Policy
Treatment and Invasive Actions
Mexicans Clean Bones to Honor the Dead
The Impact of Preservation Treatments on DNA
Indigenous Value Orientations in the Care of Human Remains
Insert: The Vermillion Accord on Human Remains
Storage and Transport
The Osteology Box
Labeling Procedures from the Arizona State Museum
Materials Used for Storage Supports
Steps for an Insect Monitoring Program
Moving the Kennewick Man
Rehousing the Kennewick Remains
Packing Royalty
Associated Artifacts
Conservation Conversation I: Great Find-Now What?
Conservation Conversation II: Curation Crisis
Conservation Conversation III: Once a Frozen Mummy, Always a Frozen Mummy
Associated Funerary Objects: Religious Votives
Documentation: History and the Sources of Skeletons in Collections
A Case Study: Colonialism and the Return of Sarah Baartman
Linnaeus and the Origins of Typology
Documentation Systems in Human Osteology
Bones Version 1.0 Software
Associated Records: The Kennewick Project
Multidisciplinary Research Teams
Tell Hesi Biblical Site
Rescuing Mummies from Urban Centers in the Atacama Desert
Working with the Dead: Health Concerns
Insert: Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines
The Law of Human Remains and Burials
Respect for the Dead, Respect for the Living
Guidelines for Treatment of Remains of Indian People in Archaeological Sites
Spirit Cave Man: A Body of Contention
The Body in the Museum
Caring for an Egyptian Mummy and Coffin
Views on Displaying Human Remains
Beanbag Pattern for Skull
About the Editors and Contributors