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disposal of a corpse in a gravegrave,
space excavated in the earth or rock for the burial of a corpse. When a grave is marked by a protective or memorial structure it is often referred to as a tomb. See burial; funeral customs.
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 or tombtomb,
vault or chamber constructed either partly or entirely above ground as a place of interment. Although it is often used as a synonym for grave, the word is derived from the Greek tymbos [burial ground]. It may also designate a memorial shrine erected above a grave.
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. The first evidence of deliberate burial was found in European caves of the Paleolithic period. Prehistoric discoveries include both individual and communal burials, the latter indicating that pits or ossuaries were unsealed for later use or that servants or members of the family were slain to accompany the deceased. Both practices have been followed by various peoples into modern times. The ancient Egyptians developed the coffin to keep bodies from touching the earth; this burial practice was continued by the Greeks and Romans when they used the burial form of disposal. The word burial has been applied to funerary practices other than interment, such as sea burial, or tree burial (which usually precedes later interment). Secondary burial frequently occurs to terminate a period of mourning (see funeral customsfuneral customs,
rituals surrounding the death of a human being and the subsequent disposition of the corpse. Such rites may serve to mark the passage of a person from life into death, to secure the welfare of the dead, to comfort the living, and to protect the living from the
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). See also cemeterycemetery,
name used by early Christians to designate a place for burying the dead. First applied in Christian burials in the Roman catacombs, the word cemetery came into general usage in the 15th cent.
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What does it mean when you dream about burial?

A dream about attending someone’s burial service may symbolize bidding farewell to old conditions and relationships in the dreamer’s life. (See also Coffin, Crypt, Dead/Death, Grave, Hearse).

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Dreaming about funerals or burying a dead person does not necessarily symbolize physical death for you or anyone else. It could instead symbolize an ending of a different kind. You may be burying relationships, conditions, or even emotions that you no longer need and which are no longer conducive to your personal growth. On the other hand, this dream may symbolize the burying of sensitivities and emotions that are too difficult to cope with. It may reflect numbness or a feeling that is the opposite of vivacity, such as depression and emptiness. Either way, burying a living person suggests some emotional turmoil. Please consider all of the details in this dream to find the appropriate message. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about burials is a dream of the contrary. Instead of sadness the dreamer will experience happiness and go to celebrations, such as weddings.
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Definition of burial rites: excarnation, token deposition and inhumation
Similar pendants, which are not primped, are known--such as cross-pendants from the 12th-13th century inhumation cemeteries (see Kurisoo 2012, 216 for examples).
As these burials immediately to the north of the skull retrieval sequence have not disturbed any earlier inhumations, the isolated crania and skull (along with the other disarticulated skeletal elements) must have been introduced from another location.
Similarly to the cist burials, inhumations outside of cists revealed that the bones of an individual may be found at a considerable distance in different parts of the grave.
The grave also contained inhumations radiocarbon-dated to the Late Pre-Roman Iron Age (see below) and the presence of the potsherd in question is thus not entirely unaccountable.
The findings of Padru Jossu show a reorganization of the Monte Claro burials to the Maritime Bell Beaker inhumations. The permanence of the autochthonous tradition of collective burial remains, and any replacement of this collective norm is not visible.
A Capacocha site has been characterized as having the following inhumation archaeological features: a) the sacrifice of one or several children of both sexes; b) burials in an important Andean mountain peak or special regional place; c) large and lavish ceramic grave goods (aribalos among others); d) fine clothes/garments (cumbi among others); e) miniature Spondylus sp., silver and gold anthropomorphic figurines decorated with exotic feathers and clothes in addition to miniature camelids made of the same type of metals; f) exotic goods such as feathers, cinnabar pigment, and Spondylus shells; g) food offerings such as chuspa bags with coca leaves and edible products (e.g., jerky, corn).
This suggests that additional work might uncover variations in proto-historic Thala Borivat inhumations, which date between 100 BCE and 300 CE (table 2).
Les epreuves causees par la mort de plusieurs personnes, les conditions de leurs inhumations, la longue duree d'enfermement, ont ete source de crise de folie et de nombreuses maladies somatiques pour les femmes et les hommes, rapporte l'auteur.
Influence of marine sources on [sup.14]C ages: Isotopic data from Watom Island, Papua New Guinea inhumations and pig teeth in light of new dietary standards.