Part One -- Holding and displaying human remains. Introduction / Simon Mays; Curating human remains in museum collections: broader considerations and a British Museum perspective / Daniel Antoine; Looking death in the face: different attitudes towards bog bodies and their display with a focus on Lindow Man / Jody Joy; The scientific analysis of human remains from the British Museum collection: research potential and examples from the Nile Valley / Daniel Antoine and Janet Ambers
Part Two -- Caring for, conserving and storing human remains. Introduction / Gaye Sculthorpe; Ancestral remains from Oceania: histories and relationships in the collection of the British Museum / Natasha McKinney -- Collection care: handling, storing and transporting human remains / Daniel Antoine and Emily Taylor; Conservation of human remains from archaeological contexts / Barbara Wills, Clare Ward and Vanessa Saiz Gomez with contributions by Capucine Korenberg and Julianne Phippard
Part Three -- Researching the British Museum Collection. Introduction / Clark Spencer Larsen; Old bones overturned: new evidence for funerary practices from the Sasanian empire / St John Simpson and Theya Molleson; Beneath the surface: imaging techniques and the Jericho Skull / Alexandra Fletcher, Jessica Pearson, Theya Molleson, Richard Abel, Janet Ambers and Crispin Wiles; The collection of Egyptian mummies in the British Museum: overview and potential for study / John H. Taylor; The human remains from Tell es-Sa'idiyeh: international custiodianship, respect and research / Jonathan Tubb and Caroline Cartwright; The bioarchaeology of Amara West in Nubia; investigating the impacts of political, cultural and environmental change on health and diet / Michaela Biner and Neal Spencer.