Response to the paper by Redfern and Clegg by Malin Holst

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In their paper, Redfern and Clegg draw attention to two key issues that have an adverse effect on English and Welsh osteological assemblages, including the commercial post-excavation analysis of human remains and academic research of human skeletons. This response to Redfern and Clegg’s paper is based on the experiences of these issues as a managing director of a commercial osteological company (York Osteoarchaeology Ltd) and as a lecturer in Bioarchaeology at the University of York and includes advice and suggestions from colleagues from both institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-593
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Archaeology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018

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  • Skeleton excavation
  • biobanks
  • biomolecular analysis
  • community archaeology
  • reburial

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