The AABA Task Force for Ethical Study of Human Remains is focused on developing a roadmap for determining what constitutes ethical study and disposition of human remains and biological samples with consent when research is warranted. This roadmap is to be based on the desires and attitudes of descendant communities and feedback from members of the AABA. The Task Force will also release a white paper with an overview of survey results from a survey focusing on how members of the AABA work with human remains. Survey data were collected in March during our conference. The white paper will be made available in advance of the webinar.

The webinar will expand on results from the survey. In addition, members of the Task Force will be available for dialog, questions, and discussion. The webinar will provide opportunities to discuss next steps and activities for future project phases. We encourage AABA members to respond to the ideas, perspectives, and insights presented during the webinar.

Date: Friday, November 18th, at 2 pm Eastern


Task Force Co-Chairs: Drs. Fatimah Jackson (Howard University), Ben Auerbach (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Additional Panelists: Drs. Jennifer Caldwell, assistant professor, Louisiana State University, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Carter Clinton, postdoctoral scholar, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Anthropology, Joseph Jones, lecturer, William and Mary, Department of Anthropology, Carmen Mosley, NAGPRA Repatriation Manager, Museum of Us.


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