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Managing Chance Discoveries

What happens when human remains are found?

Managing chance discoveries

Archaeological human remains are frequently discovered in Scotland, and often in unexpected places. These discoveries need to be appropriately managed to ensure the ethical treatment of human remains and that the archaeological potential of each new find is fully understood. A series of case studies explores the decision-making process, key individuals involved, and resources used to inform decision-making.

Dr Kirsty Owen - Deputy Head of Archaeology, Historic Environment Scotland and Trustee of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology
John Lawson - Archaeology Officer, City of Edinburgh Council Archaeology Service

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