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For example , in Neanderthal burials , over fifty thousand years ago , the body of
the deceased was stained with red ochre and placed in a fetal position , which
indicates beliefs about the revitalization of the body after death and later rebirth .
... as time passed . Later , rectangular sarcophagi made from limestone ... During
the period in which Egypt was under the Ptolemies and Romans ( 330 – 305 B .
C . and later ) , the forms of coffins and their decorations changed . A much ...
Later , beautification became easier when mountaineers could choose from
varnish , shellac , and stain in addition to paint and cloth . An attractive wood
made a difference in how the coffin turned out , and a wide variety of trees such
as pine ...
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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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