Dales Countryside Museum
DEFRA through the National Park Authority
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?:
One : from ancient British provenance, received through two separate accessions.
How many of these human remains are well documented, with clear context of date and place of exhumation?:
There is place and date of exhumation/finding for each accession.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there a history of use?:
There are notes within the accession records and on the museum database.
Where there are ancestors in store, is there potential for use, in display, education or scientific analysis?
The value is for display : a small number are on display with other prehistory material.
Does the museum have a disposal policy, and is it including HR with negligible potential in its discussions about disposal?:Yes
What sources of information about these human remains are in the public domain and where?:
Information can be provided on request.
Does the museum have ancestors (human remains) on display?:
Yes, small pieces are on display within prehistoric contexts.
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?:
5 October, 2010