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Similarly, in 2007, the Manchester Museum hosted an exhibition, 2009).Do archaeologists have moral duties towards the dead they encounter? How should museums store, handle and display human remains?

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Different interpretations of ‘respect’ for the dead are apparent throughout these two opposing ideologies.

These groups often have strong views due to the sensitive nature of the subject. (CURRENT DEBATES) More than a hundred and thirty museums in Britain hold in their care large quantities of human remains, for instance, the Natural History Museum, London has over 20,000 remains (Brooks and Rumsey 2007).

Cover Photo: A photograph of the victims of Pol Pot’s totalitarian regime at the Choeung Ek Killing Fields memorial park, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. INTRODUCTION Archaeologists frequently come into contact with human remains.

However, issues regarding the treatment of the dead, whether it is through scientific investigation or displaying, remain a contentious topic.

Are archaeologists respecting the dead even with ethical and moral codes guiding their standard practices?