NORTH ADAMS -- The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park will present as a participant in the Massachusetts Archaeology Month an illustrated lecture Archaeology and Human Remains on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m.
The repatriation and reburial of human remains is a current debate in archaeology. Various indigenous peoples around the world have requested that human remains from their respective communities be repatriated for reburial. The debate involves people in the present and their perception of the past from a contemporary perspective. This lecture will attempt to sort out these viewpoints.
Western Gateway Heritage State Park is located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8. The Visitors Museum is in Building 4. Information: 413-663-6312.