Statement Details

SAA Statement Concerning the Treatment of Human Remains (2021)

Apr 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Archaeology is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains. Because archaeologists may encounter and study human remains as part of their work, the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is providing this statement to reflect the SAA’s values of stewardship, respect, consultation, and accountability in the context of work with human remains.

The board is working on a Spanish translation of the statement and will add it as soon as it is available.

Draft Statement Concerning the Treatment of Human Remains