YLM Database

Community Heritage Access Centre formerly the Museum of South Somerset

CHAC, SSDC Lufton Depot
7 Artillery Road
Lufton
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 8RP

01935462881
Website: http://www.southsomersetheritage.org.uk

Clare Robinson
clare.robinson@southsomerset.gov.uk
Parent Organisation:

South Somerset District Council

Funded by:
YLM Entry Submitted: Yes
Comments:

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?:

Small number of Roman skeletons from local sites and one Civil War period.

Total: 59

How many of these human remains are well documented, with clear context of date and place of exhumation?:

100%

Where there are ancestors in store, is there a history of use?:

Previously on display but now stored in locked cabinets.

Where there are ancestors in store, is there potential for use, in display, education or scientific analysis?

Research

Does the museum have a disposal policy, and is it including HR with negligible potential in its discussions about disposal?:No

What sources of information about these human remains are in the public domain and where?:

Website

Does the museum have ancestors (human remains) on display?:No

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?:

No

Documents:
https://www.honour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/formidable/human.pdf

2 October, 2015