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Subject: Conference on human remains

Conference on human remains

From: Deborah S. Chapman <dchapman>
Date: Sunday, July 12, 1998
Human Remains: Conservation, Retrieval and Analysis
November 7-11, 1999

The Departments of Conservation and Archaeological Research at the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation are pleased to announce a
multidisciplinary conference designed to bring conservators,
archaeologists and forensic anthropologists together to discuss the
unique problems faced when working with human remains.  Each
discipline approaches this material from a different point--at
times the techniques used by one discipline may impede the work of
another.  It is hoped that the conference will serve as a forum for
discussions relating to the need for standardization (does it
exist?) and the potential for developing policies and procedures
relating to the removal, documentation and storage of human remains.
Session topics will include (among others): Analytical methods,
ethical issues pertaining to the retrieval, conservation and
analysis of human remains, legal issues, questions of display and a
session covering storage and the potential biohazards associated
with improper handling of Human Remains. For more information and/or
to be placed on the mailing list please contact us at

    Colonial Williamsburg
    Williamsburg Institute
    Post Office Box 1776
    Williamsburg VA 23187-1776
    Fax: 757-565-8630
    dchapman [at] cwf__org

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