Bioethics and the treatment of human remains

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Claudia Bressan


bioethics, human remains, archive, Valcuvia, skeletal collections


Osteological material from archaeological context represents the value and the experience of a person who was once alive, and, at the same time, offers a valid and irreplaceable contribution to scientific research. It is then a necessity the identification of bioethical norms to regulate the treatment of skeletal remains. The Valcuvia archive offers an example of how anthropological material can be handled in university skeletal collections.

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