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Must be treated with respect

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Must be treated with respect
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evolving ethics and curation of Mesoamercian human remains
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Ragsdale
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Randi Renee
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1983-
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Randi Ragsdale
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St. Clair Harvey
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Archer St. Clair Harvey
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chair
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Woodhouse-Beyer
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Katherine
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Katherine Woodhouse-Beyer
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co-chair
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Fabian
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Ann
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Ann Fabian
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2012
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2012-05
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This paper explores the ethical protocols for the handling of human remains sourced in Central America and stored in academic collections within the United States. Although all such institutions profess a commitment that osteological remains “Must be treated with respect,” the definition of what constitutes “respect” is often subjective. My research and data collected will draw upon the international mandates that govern the exportation, storage, study, and conservation of human remains with attention to three aspects that contribute to the legal framework in which human remains fall: 1) The laws and where they originate; 2) The organizations that maintain these laws; and 3) The extent by which these laws are applied and enforced. I will compare varying internal policies directed towards the conservation and handling of human remains in four academic institutions. As these policies and practices are necessarily institution-specific, they will be compared to demonstrate areas of significant alignment and areas of contrast. The ultimate goal is to establish how following ethical guidelines can become a sustainable feature in archaeological practice by crafting a framework in which ethical principles are designed in such a way that they can have a positive impact on the quality of scientific data. This position is supported by a demonstration of how standardization in ethical issues has consequences for the standardization in the scientific method and long-term conservation of remains. Other improvements discussed include the possibility for enhanced international cultural diplomacy to impact the overall discipline of archaeology in the public perception of its role as a steward of important cultural heritage.
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Art History
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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vi, 62 p.
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M.A.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Randi Renee Ragsdale
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Human remains (Archaeology)--Moral and ethical aspects
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Dead--Moral and ethical aspects
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Human remains (Archaeology)--Law and legislation
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3CR5S9J
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ETD graduate
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The author owns the copyright to this work.
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Ragsdale
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Randi
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2012-04-16 01:58:30
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Randi Ragsdale
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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