How NAGPRA impacts a collection of thousands of human bones
The FBI recently discovered around 2,000 human bones in the home of an artifacts collector from Indiana. Most are believed to be from Native American burial sites.
Research Professor Francis McManamon from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change spoke to the Guardian about the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and the precious cultural items it works to protect.
“Unfortunately, there is somewhat of a market, not necessarily for the human remains themselves, but oftentimes what’s buried with them… Pottery, jewelry, other kinds of art objects that people will pay a lot of money for,” he said.
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