Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum
St Withburga Lane
Dereham Antiquarian Society and Donations
YLM Entry Submitted: Yes
How many human remains are in its collection, and how many of those are of ancient British provenance, pre-Christian or in other way Pagan?:
The only human remain in the museum’s collection is a little finger which was found in a burial urn at Spong Hill.
How many of these human remains are well documented, with clear context of date and place of exhumation?:
The finger is fully documented.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there a history of use?:
Where there are ancestors in store, is there potential for use, in display, education or scientific analysis?
Does the museum have a disposal policy, and is it including HR with negligible potential in its discussions about disposal?:Yes
Yes, the museum has a policy, but it doesn’t specifically refer to human remains.
What sources of information about these human remains are in the public domain and where?:
The only information is a small label with the finger in the display case.
Does the museum have ancestors (human remains) on display?:Yes
It is on dispay with pots found at Spong Hill.
Does the museum hold any iconic ancestors, ie. complete skeletons with a well documented story, or those considered of national or local importance, and are these on display?:
13 October, 2010