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The sarcophagus with beautiful iconographic illustrations was first used in the
fourth and fifth centuries A . D . During medieval ... It wasn ' t until late in the
eighteenth century that anyone , other than the very rich , could afford to be
buried in a ...
Though vaults are as common as caskets and coffins today it wasn ' t really until
the nineteenth century that the use of a vault became popular , originally among
the wealthy . Constructed from a variety of materials including concrete ...
In New York City in the seventeenth century , an “ Inviter to Funerals , ” dressed in
black with long crepe ribbons streaming from his hat , delivered funeral notices ,
invitations , and mourning cards to those expected to attend . It was considered ...
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Death and dying in central Appalachia: changing attitudes and practicesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Crissman (sociology, Illinois Benedictine Coll.) presents a scholarly investigation of the funeral customs of the Central Appalachian region. The author maintains that the isolation and ... Read full review
Familism Neighborliness and the Death Watch
Preparation of the Body
Burial Receptacles and Grave Digging
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