Emma Bouvard-Mor, an archaeo-anthropologist of Lyon, France, offers a commentary on the different possible destinations of the human remains she exhumes, based on sometimes conflicting scientific and ethical expectations. These remains are bones from a Revolutionary Period (late 1700s) church cemetery, which had been removed from their graves and placed in an ossuary pit during a previous phase of construction. Now they must be removed, and thus will become scientific data as well as traces of people who still demand respect.
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Emma Bouvard (ARAR Laboratory)
Forensic Anthropology (Smithsonian Institution)