Bacup Natural History Museum
24 Yorkshire Street
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 museum holds one ancient British skeleton (incomplete).
How many of these human remains are well documented, with clear context of date and place of exhumation?:
The individual has been carbon dated to 3510 BCE, and was found in 1896.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there a history of use?:
There is no history of use other than of display.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there potential for use, in display, education or scientific analysis?
The individual is on display in a protective case at the museum.
Does the museum have a disposal policy, and is it including HR with negligible potential in its discussions about disposal?:No
Not at present.
What sources of information about these human remains are in the public domain and where?:
The information available is at the Bacup ‘NAT’.
Does the museum have ancestors (human remains) on display?:
Yes, the individual is on display.
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?:
He is not considered iconic.
19 October, 2010