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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Chris
dc.contributor.authorGalloway, Kathrine
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-06T01:13:23Z
dc.date.available2021-04-06T01:13:23Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn0084-8328en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/403564
dc.description.abstractArchaeological evidence for the ritual of burial goes back tens of thousands of years, making it one of the fundamentals of human culture. This therefore helps to explain why the issue of retaining human remains in museums around the world is such a sensitive issue. However, rather than being an issue confined to the disciplines of archaeology and anthropology, the issue of human remains and their burial also arises within the discourse of law. The cultural importance of burial and the treatment of human remains is reflected in domestic laws dealing with the protection of burial sites, both for the general population as well as for Indigenous people. More recently, the law has had to determine what rights surviving family members should have in determining the burial rites of their kin, particularly when there is a conflict within the surviving family as to where the body should be buried, and what burial rituals should be performed. While the law is still grappling with rights of Indigenous people in relation to human remains of their ancestors, there is a very different and unambiguous approach to dealing with human remains of solders from the Western Front in France. This paper will therefore canvass the ways in which the law intersects with the expressions of culture through burial rites.en_US
dc.publisherAberystwyth Universityen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.aber.ac.uk/en/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom131en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto148en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCambrian Law Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801en_US
dc.titleCultural Heritage and the Ritual of Burialen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDavies, C; Galloway, K, Cultural Heritage and the Ritual of Burial, Cambrian Law Review, 2011, 42, pp. 131-148en_US
dc.date.updated2021-04-05T04:46:53Z
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