This interdisciplinary conference will explore the ethics of dealing with the dead from a variety of perspectives.
Sessions on November 30. will look at the recycling of human tissue, standards in the Candian funeral industry, comparative funerary practices, commemoration of the dead and cultural imperialism in the display of artifacts. On December 1, two sessions will examine the controversies surrounding treatment of skeletal remains. In addition, our keynote speakers will be Jim Chatters President of Applied Paleoscience and David Newhouse, Chair of the Native Studies Dept. at Trent University. They will address the issues raised by the discovery of Kennewick Man and the dispute between those who argue that skeletal remains should be studied by archaeologists and those who believe that these remains are sacred and should be reburied.
2nd Annual Laurier Brantford Conference
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus
73 George St.
Canada N3T 2Y3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.wlu.ca/~wwwbrant
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