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Indigenous People Win Bone Battle

From an article on the BBC News web site:
UK museums and universities could soon have to repatriate many of the human remains in their collections to indigenous peoples around the world.

MPs were told on Tuesday that a working group that has been looking into the issue will recommend a panel be set up to oversee the return of collections.

Campaigners have pressurised curators to hand over old bones so that they can be buried in their tribal homelands.

Some scientists have resisted the calls because they still study some material.

They have argued that this research has provided invaluable information about human origins and evolution.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
4th November 2003ce
Edited 6th November 2003ce

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