South Africa: Skeletons and Closets - How One University Reburied the – AuthenticAfrican

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[The Conversation Africa] This story begins with an archive audit at the University of Cape Town's department of human biology. The audit reveals the remains of 11 human skeletons that had been unethically obtained and used for study many decades earlier. It becomes a stock-taking and place-making moment in the life of the department. A multi-disciplinary team of academics sets about rehumanising the San and Khoi remains, consulting with their ancestors - both past and present - and restoring dignity to the bones. Called the Suther