Most of the repatriation claims to date have been for the return of human remains, the majority of which were obtained during archaeological excavations.
|As of October 1, 2011, the remains of an estimated 5,619 individuals, 182,553 funerary objects, and 52 sacred objects and/or objects of cultural patrimony have been offered for repatriation by the National Museum of Natural History. The museum also has a number of pending repatriation
requests which we are actively working to address.
For more information visit the tables of Completed
file) for details. For non-repatriation related
collections requests, please visit the website
of the Collections
Management Division of the Department of Anthropology.