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Human Remains

Dog Unearths Human Remains, 'Creepy' Doll Head And Other Oddities

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

A husky recently made a strange discovery in California -– a makeshift burial plot, with several bizarre items including human remains, a "creepy lo...

Forgetting the 9/11 Victims

American Anthropological Association | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

Now that the museum's opening is over, and the public has been given its space for remembering, it is time for the museum's administrators to return to the private suffering of the victims' families. It is not too late to give the 9/11 families the rights they deserve.

Grave Robbing or Archaeology?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where does the idea of "desecration" begin and the idea of "important scientific research" end?

Ancient Skeletons Unearthed In Remote 'Tiger Cave'

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/22/2013 01:25 PM EDT on LiveScience Talk about your archaeological jackpots: Researc...

More Possibly Human Remains Uncovered In WTC Rubble

| Posted 04.21.2013 | New York

By Jess Wisloski, DNAinfo Weekend Editor FRESH KILLS — Three days after the remains of several victims of 9/11 were uncovered amid the rubble of ...

Debate Flares Over Turkana Boy's Strange Skeleton

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/20/2013 11:23 AM EDT on LiveScience "Turkana Boy," an exquisitely preserved 1.5-mi...

Cleopatra's Murdered Kin Claim Stirs Controversy

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/26/2013 12:57 PM EST on LiveScience A Viennese archaeologist lecturing in North Caro...

Mystery Solved? Granny Says She Has Head of Australia's Jesse James

Posted 08.27.2012 | World

The missing head of Australia's most infamous outlaw, a Down Under contemporary of Jesse James who also became a folk hero in his country, may have be...

Rethinking Laws Permitting the Sales of Human Remains

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 10.13.2012 | Weird News
Tanya D. Marsh

How do we explain the difference between these commonly accepted social and legal norms regarding the decent treatment of remains, and legal permissiveness toward the seemingly cavalier commercial treatment of certain remains?

Celebrity's Ashes 'Beamed Up' Into Space

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/22/2012 08:15 AM EDT on SPACE.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scotty has finally been beamed up. The ashes of the...

PHOTO: Local Sponge Fisherman's Creepy Underwater Find

Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami

The 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking and the re-release of James Cameron's blockbuster have everyone on edge about finding old bones in the ...

Medical Examiner Arrested For Keeping Part Of Human Spine To Train Dog

Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

A medical examiner working in Oneida County, Wis. was arrested last week for removing and keeping a human body part she intended to use to train her d...

Human Remains Found In Northern Mexico Pit

AP | OSCAR VILLALBA | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico — Assailants kidnapped and killed three police officers in the Mexican border city of Acuna, authorities said Monday. Ac...

Workers Find Bones At River North Construction Site

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

A building contractor working at a River North construction site Wednesday found bones that may be human remains, authorities said. Crews renovatin...

No Remains Found In Search For Missing Mom: Police

Posted 11.17.2011 | Crime

DELTA, Utah (AP) — Authorities planned to resume searching the rugged Utah desert Sunday as part of a nearly two-year investigation into a missing m...

WATCH: Widow Addicted To Eating Her Husband's Ashes

Posted 10.08.2011 | Food

Last night, the season 2 finale of TLC's My Strange Addiction featured Casie, a 26-year-old widow tragically addicted to a ghastly meal: the ashy rema...

Russian Cannibal Nabbed With Human Liver Stew In Fridge

Posted 07.17.2011 | World

A suspected cannibal, believed to be behind the appearance of dismembered body parts found throughout Moscow, was arrested in Moscow Tuesday after aut...

Long Island Serial Killer UPDATE: Bones Found At Jones Beach

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

UPDATE: (AP) – Police have found what they suspect are human remains in two locations near a New York beach, bringing to 10 the number of potential ...