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Wyoming Human Remains Protocol

Wyoming Human Remains Protocol

Wyoming Human Remains Protocol

 

On February 2, 2019, the Wyoming Legislature passed WS-7-4-106 Archaeological Human Burial Sites. The Statute requires that archaeological human remains discovered on private and state lands in Wyoming be recovered by the State Archaeologist, ensuring respectful treatment and prompt disinterment. As part of the Statute, protocols outlining the process of reporting, recovery, analysis, and reinterment were developed through consultation between the Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho, Wyoming’s Coroner’s association, State Archaeologist, State Historic Preservation Officer, and members of the Wyoming State Legislation. Should you discover remains you believe to be human, contact your County Coroner and refer to the protocol document here for guidance on how to proceed. 

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