Tag : human remains

Biology

Do you think the 'it's illegal to own human remains' myth was perpetuated in the same way the 'don't touch baby birds or the parent will abandon it' in that people spread it to try to keep others from doing it?

Newsemia
If I had to speculate, I’d hazard that people just figure it must be true, so they say it like it’s a fact, to sound...
Biology

Hi! So I saw some of the posts about the legality of having human remains, and this could totally be off base but like there was a huge problem especially in the field of anthropology of people grave robbing and getting a hold of remains through shady means, and I don’t know if that would have something to do with that at all?

Newsemia
Certainly. Historically, Native Americans campaigned for the formation of the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act because people were digging up NA’s (and even...
Biology

I know you made the post about human remains a month ago but I wanted to share- in my junior year anatomy class we had two skeletons. One was plastic. One was plasticized human bones that the teacher referred to as Gertrude. We had an actual human skeleton in our classroom and it was super legal! (Also Gertrude was shrinking thanks to cell decay where the plastic had chipped off the bones)

Newsemia
Interesting! I mean plasticizing isn’t really for bones, but maybe you mean covered in plastic?  Source link...

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