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Subject: Human remains

Human remains

From: Robert Lewis <robert.lewis<-a>
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2008
Stefanie Scheerer <stefscheerer [at] yahoo__de> writes

>I am interested to know if there are any health and safety
>procedures available that deal with the handling of archaeological
>animal or human remains. Particularly remains that contain
>(partially) non-mummified tissue might present a health hazard
>during the excavation, in temporary storage on the excavation, which
>might be under hot and humid conditions, and in long-term storage
>under unfavourable conditions.

I would strongly recommend you look up Reeve and Adams, 1993, "The
Spitalfields Project Vol 1, The Archaeology. Across the Styx". This
is a fairly personal and pragmatic account of a large excavation in
difficult circumstances which covers a lot of what you're interested
in.

Rob Lewis ACR
Conservator - Riverside Project
Culture and Sport Glasgow
Museum of Transport
1 Bunhouse Road
Glasgow G3 8DP
+44 141 2872722
Fax: +44 141 2872692


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