Designing based on needs for the packaging transportation and storage of human bones from archaeological excavations - Journal of Research on Archaeometry
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Mohamadisefidkhani R, Rajabiun Z. Designing based on needs for the packaging, transportation and storage of human bones from archaeological excavations. JRA. 2019; 5 (2) :185-189
1- M.A in Archaeometry, Institute of Archeology, University of Tehran ,
2- MA in Archaeology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan
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Human burials from archaeological excavations are of great importance due to the available information on the history and culture of human societies. Today, in addition to studies of the burial form and the data in the grave, human bones have also shown the necessity of anthropological studies in the form of biological and archaeological studies to identify diets, types of diseases, Human Migration, etc that are based on the identification of the constituents of skeletons, stable isotopes, age and sex abundances, traumas, and so on.
Generally, Every year in archaeological excavations from Islamic sites to pre-historic sites, human and animal skeletal remains are found in various burials that their fate is as follows.
  • Extraction of objects with bones, Burial record and bone re-burial.
  • Fixed skeletons and their use as part of the site of museums in archaeological sites.
  • Transfer of discovered skeletons to museums using blocking techniques.
  • Takings of skeletons in separate pieces and transfer to museum repositories for display or storage for future scientific studies.
The last option has attracted a lot of attention over the last few years. However, transportation conditions and improper maintenance can cause them to be destroyed or re-buried. In fact, data from the time of discovery require to take proper packaging, safe transportation, storage and maintenance in suitable environmental conditions, and the simple and quick ability to move in crisis management situations; Also, providing researchers with secure, orderly and directional data is of high importance.
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Technical Note: Technical note | Subject: Conservation Science
Received: 2019/09/24 | Accepted: 2019/11/21 | Published: 2020/04/14 | ePublished: 2020/04/14

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