Top British archaeologists are urging the government to rethink a law requiring human remains be reburied, warning it risks undermining years of research into the island’s ancient peoples and study of their DNA.
The row stems from the reinterpretation of a law introduced in 2008 by the Ministry of Justice. The rule states human bones discovered in England and Wales since that time, regardless of their age, must be re-interred after two years.
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