Tuesday, May 11, 2010

AAPA comment on NAGPRA change

From an email circulated today by AAPA president Dennis O'Rourke:

Dear AAPA Member,

Recently, changes have been proposed to NAGPRA that affect the dispensation of culturally unaffiliated human remains curated in museums. On behalf of the Association, the repatriation committee, with the approval of the AAPA Executive Committee, has filed a comment strongly opposing the proposed changes. The full text of the Association’s comment can be found on the AAPA website (www.physanth.org).

You can also have a more direct and personal impact by contacting your representative and/or senator and making your opinion on this proposed change to federal law known. The time period for public comment, however, is short, as the comment period ends May 14, 2010.


Dennis H. O’Rourke, President
American Association of Physical Anthropologists

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