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Title: Szanuj swych przodków i dbaj o ich szczątki. Archeolodzy a neopoganie wobec kwestii obchodzenia się ze szczątkami zmarłych na przykładzie „reburial issue” w Wielkiej Brytanii

Creator:

Pawleta, Michał

Date issued/created:

2008

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Przegląd Archeologiczny T. 56 (2008)

Publisher:

Instytut Archeolgoii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Description:

29 cm

Abstract:

In this paper I examine a recent debate about ,,reburial issue" in Britain. Reburial and repatriation debates have been a central issue for archaeologists and anthropologists in the USA in the last decades. Within the United Kingdom pressures for these issues have mainly arisen from Pagan communities. Pagans interested in sacred sites and ancestor welfare have been increasingly campaigning for the reburial of pagan human remains held in museum and university collections, and express concern for welfare of excavated remains. Their claims, however, are met with suspicion and often rejected by professional archaeologists and heritage managers. Having placed these issues in the context of postmodern condition of contemporary world, I specifically focus on tensions between pagan communities vis-ŕ-vis professional archaeologists and heritage managers, comparing the different and often contradictory discourses. Specifically, I consider how conservation and academic views and pagan views differ and about how human remains are excavated and curated. It is suggested that respectful treatment of human remains as voiced by Pagans can only be ensured through proper consultation with all interested parties at all stages of excavation, within the museum, and when contemplating and carrying out reburials. Finally, it is argued that archaeology must not reject Pagan interpretations as fringe, but, in era of community archaeology and collaboration, respond to them dialogically

Relation:

Przegląd Archeologiczny

Volume:

56

Start page:

127

End page:

145

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:60180 ; 0079-7138

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P III 149 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 272 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 353 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

pol

Language of abstract:

ger

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; Activities popularizing science (DUN)

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