Many museums house significant numbers of human remains, many of which were acquired without the consent of the individual in question. So, our good friend Caitlin from Ask a Mortician stopped by the Field Museum to talk with us about it.
This is a humongous and complicated topic – we’d love to know what you think!
Caitlin’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrderoftheGoodDeath
Read her books they’re AWESOME: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7802044.Caitlin_Doughty
Info on NAGPRA: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nagpra/index.htm
Here’s the paper from Science about the person from Spirit Cave and the genetic testing of that individual: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6419/eaav2621
Mummy unwrapping parties:
Origins of Exhibited Cadavers Questioned:
More on Grover Krantz, Sasquatch scientist and expert on human evolution: https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/A-student-of-Sasquatch-Prof-Grover-Krantz-dies-1080702.php
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This episode is filmed on location at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.