CoBDOCouncil of British Druid Orders (UK)
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These bodies considered that the genetic relationship claimed between members of CoBDO and the Avebury human remains did not constitute a "direct and close relationship" as defined for purposes of the DCMS Museums Guidance.
(54) It would appear therefore that in the case of Child Charlie (and any other ancient human remains), the DCMS Museums Guidance establishes a test which would be virtually impossible for anyone to meet, including those, who like CoBDO, assert links of genealogy, culture or religion between themselves and the remains.
(65) English Heritage and the National Trust also felt that the results of the consultation meant they were able to demonstrate that there was broad public support for their decision on the CoBDO reburial request.
The treatment of the CoBDo reburial request by English Heritage and the National Trust was criticised by Moshenska (69) on the basis that "we should continue to privilege viewpoints based on knowledge over those based on imagination" and Hole described the process as the legitimisation of "pseudo-scientific beliefs".
(31) In its Reburial Statement CoBDO also describes itself as "the registered trademark of a nonprofit making umbrella group of twenty one separate druid orders and several thousand members throughout the British Isles, that has been in existence since February 1989.