I wonder if anyone has the actual answer to a question that has challenged me every time I see a mummy or ancient artifact. At what point does the process of digging up grave sites and artifacts go from being categorized as grave robbing to historical research and anthropology? Honestly, if scientists were to think about what they were doing from the deceased or the deceased’s family’s perspective, as they excavated these sites they might see themselves in a whole different light. How long does a body or object have to be buried before it is considered an artifact? Ok, that’s two questions, but they go hand in hand.
September 30, 2015
Original Thought for the Day
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Single mother of 2 young adults, who is on career number 6. Currently own 2 businesses on completely different ends of the spectrum, an injury/sports massage practice and a writing company that does freelance copy writing/blog articles/web-content/technical writing, movie and restaurant reviews and fictional children's literature. I have a business background in IT Beta testing, Marketing, H/R and Office Management and more than 15 years experience in the food industry. Writing is my passion, and writing about my experiences and all the things life throws at us just adds to the fun. I currently write for DenverBlog.com as well as several other sites in addition to my freelance work. Announcement: On 4/18/2013 my new young adult detective novel was released on Amazon, Kindle, and CreateSpace. http://www.amazon.com/Passing-Ships-Are-Always-Quiet/dp/1463661150/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1366420351&sr=8-4&keywords=Elizabeth+Leer View all posts by Elizabeth Leer
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