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Aboriginals and academics bury bones of contention

发布时间:2017-06-18 07:01:29来源:未知点击:

Indigenous peoples such as Australian Aboriginals have long pressed for the return of ancestors’ remains from museum collections around the world. But some museums strongly resist repatriation requests, claiming they hamper archaeological research. Now there’s a compromise that could keep everyone happy. Several handovers have been made from Australia and the UK, but the particular conditions a burial site must have mean it becomes ever harder for communities to find reburial sites, especially as no one wishes to disturb existing graves. This is where the archaeologists can help. In one of the first collaborations of its kind,