The long awaited final rule on the disposition of Native American "culturally unidentifiable" human remains under NAGPRA has been published. You can find the new rules and regulations here (look under laws and reulgations, 43 CFR Part 10, Final Rule). Interesting reading! Also, check out an initial reaction to the rule in the the context of the controversy at the University of Michigan here.
Comments on the final rule will be accepted until May 14, 2010. We're thinking of writing one from the DMNS and would be interested to know if other folks out there are planning on submitting too. Let us know in our comments field below, or share your other thoughts on this recent development!