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?:
About 105 mainly from Chelmsford Friary, but including 1 Roman burial and 2 Iron Age skulls; also some prehistoric & Roman cremations.
How many of these human remains are well documented, with clear context of date and place of exhumation?:
All are well documented.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there a history of use?:
In some cases.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there potential for use, in display, education or scientific analysis?
Yes, the museum responds to requests for research and 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 disposal policy. They may return human remains to country or people of origin, on a case by case basis.
What sources of information about these human remains are in the public domain and where?:
The museum is happy to respond to research requests – both for information & access.
Does the museum have ancestors (human remains) on display?:Yes
Only one group of prehistoric cremated bone – Bronze Age
No known issues.
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?:
8 September, 2008