For those of you with an interest in bodies (you know who you are, and I know you're out there), there is an interesting segment in this edition of NightWaves from Radio 3 regarding the English Heritage Consultation on the reburial issues surrounding ancient British remains. I'd like to hear your views on the issues of pre-Christian - and Christian era, come to that - burial archaeology in the UK. Do the same issues arise when displaying or using a British body that do when thus utilizing remains from a Maori group? How are the issues different?
Just wondered what you thought :)
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