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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

July 29th 2016:Ethics of Exhibition

Museums have a long and sometimes sordid history of collecting and exhibiting human remains. This week I am talking with David Hurst Thomas, curator at the American Museum of Natural History and author of “Skull Wars” about the evolving relationship between museums and Native American communities. We will also discuss whether museums are living up to the public’s trust.

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David H. Thomas

David Hurst Thomas has served since 1972 as Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History (New York). A specialist in Native American archaeology, he has taught at Columbia University, among others. In 1970, he discovered Gatecliff Shelter (Nevada), the deepest archaeological rockshelter in the Americas. Thomas also discovered the 16th-/17th-century Franciscan mission Santa Catalina de Guale (Georgia). Since 1998, he has led excavations at Mission San Marcos, near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thomas has written 30 books, edited 90 additional volumes, and authored numerous scientific papers. His most recent book is the best-selling “Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, a
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