When Is It Okay To Dig Up The Dead?

Human bones tell stories that would otherwise be lost to history. But archaeologists are increasingly confronted with demands to let past generations rest in peace.

CHR Comment: Mark Strauss explores how archaeologists and persons of different faiths and belief systems respond to the issue of discovered remains and handling the dead. The article refers to a Luther College archaeologist, the church at Jamestown, and the Church of England’s theological statement about the subject as well as the views of other professional and religious persons.

Source: When Is It Okay To Dig Up The Dead?


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