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14 Ways Humans Have Used To Dispose Their Deads Throughout History.

By princepointJanuary 08, 2017, 04:03:41 PM
12 Ways Humans Have Used To Dispose Their Deads Throughout History.

1. Cremation.

Cremation is an alternate burial method chosen by many for personal, religious or cultural reasons.

Cremation is the process of disposing remains by using intense heat to vaporize and oxidize the dead body.

Also the process of burning a dead body at very high temperatures until there are only brittle, calcified bones left, which are then pulverized into "ashes."

These ashes can be kept in an urn, buried, scattered or even incorporated into objects as part of the last rites of death.

Ashes can then be given to relatives to disperse as they wish.

A crematory(also known as a crematorium, creator or retort) is a machine in which people's bodies or remains are burned down to the bones, eliminating all soft tissue.

Crematories are usually found in funeral homes, chapels, cemeteries, or in stand-alone facilities.

A facility which houses the actual crematory units is referred to as a crematorium.

Temperature in the primary chamber is typically between 760 and 1150°C(1400 to 2100°F) and it takes about an hour to turn a body to ash.


Mummification is typically referenced to burials of pharaohs in ancient Egypt (3000 BC).

Mummification is a process in which the skin and flesh of a corpse can be preserved.
Today, this continues to be a burial method using modern techniques.

Modern-day mummies are created by submerging the body in a tank of liquid that allows for the body to be remained intact and preserved over time.

3. Tree burial

These practices have been found in places such as the Philippines.

This unusual burial is achieved by placing bodies high in a tree or even entombed in tree-trunks.

Bodies can also be concealed in a coffin or blanket that will be tied into the branches of a tree.

Tree burial is a creative method of protecting the dead by keeping them away from animals.

4. Ground burial.

Ground Burial is a common method of burying deceased individuals.

Typically bodies are placed into a casket or directly and buried deep into the ground or in sanctioned cemeteries.

Tombstones are then placed above ground to mark the location of the body and allow people to give their respect to the deceased.

5. Cryonics.
Cryonics is used when an individual may not be necessarily dead such as people who are diagnosed brain dead.

The body can then undergo cryopreservation, in which the body is frozen.

This preservation technique is used with hopes that the body can be revived at later time in decades or centuries when improved technology can recover the individual.

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6. Funeral Cannibalism.
Cannibalism or the consumption of a dead body, in most cultures is frowned upon and only considered an option in extreme conditions.

However, some cultures believe that cannibalism is a way for a deceased individual’s abilities can be given to the living.

7. Resomation.

7. Resomation

 is an eco-friendly burial method that decomposes the body using an alkali and water based solution under high pressure.

This breaks down the body to a liquid and bone ash.
The liquid can be recycled into the ecosystem by pouring it into a garden or nature.
The bone ash is collected and placed into an urn.

8. Space Burial.

Space burial refers to the launching of cremated remains into outer space.

Missions may go into orbit around the Earth, to other planetary bodies (such as the Moon), or into deep space.

The cremated remains are not actually scattered in space, and thus do not contribute to space debris. Instead, the ashes remain sealed inside their spacecraft until the spacecraft either re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up upon re-entry (Earth orbit missions); reaches its final, extraterrestrial destination (e.g. the Moon); or escapes the solar system (deep space missions).

This may seem a little out of this world, but famous astronomers and even the creator of Star Trek have selected this form of burial.

9. Dissolution.

Dissolution is one option to chemically break down a dead body.

This process involves dissolving a body with a strong solvent.

10. Plastination.

Plastination is the process of transforming the deceased body into plastic by replacing the water and fat with silicon.

Once evolved into plastic, the body can be displayed as a teaching tool in medical schools or in exhibits.

The water and fat are replaced by certain plastics, yielding specimens that can be touched, do not smell or decay, and even retain most properties of the original sample.
Many people have chosen this.

11. Memorial Diamonds.

Memorial Diamonds are made by pressurizing ashes, cremated remains or hair of the deceased into a diamond.

These gems can be made into jewelry and serve as a keepsake of a loved one that can always be with you forever.

Typically, these are diamonds created in a laboratory, and often referred to as synthetic diamonds, cultured diamonds, or laboratory grown diamonds.

12. Hanging Coffins.

Hanging coffins on the side of a cliff is another fascinating burial in the ancient world.

Hanging coffins are coffins which have been placed on cliffs.

They can be found in various locations, including China, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Hanging coffins are an ancient funeral custom of some ethnic groups, especially the Bo people of southern China.

Coffins of various shapes were mostly carved from one whole piece of wood.

Hanging coffins either lie on beams projecting outward from vertical faces such as mountains, placed in caves in the face of cliffs, or sit on natural rock projections on mountain faces.

It was said that the hanging coffins could prevent bodies from being taken by beasts and also bless the soul eternally.

How the ancient people were able to situate these coffins along the steep cliff walls continues to be a mystery that puzzles our modern-day world.

13. Burial at seais the disposal of human remains in the ocean, normally from a ship or boat.

It is regularly performed by navies, and is done by private citizens in many countries.

Burial-at-sea services are available at many different locations and with many different customs, either by ship or by aircraft.

Usually, either the captain(or commanding officer) of the ship or aircraft or a religious representative (of the decedent's religion or the state religion) performs the ceremony.

14. Promession.

Promession is also an environmentally friendly way to dispose of human remains by way of freeze drying or turning it to fertilizer.

Promession involves five steps:

1.Coffin separation: The body is placed into the chamber.

2. Cryogenic freezing: Liquid nitrogen at -196°C crystallizes the body.

3. Vibration: The body is disintegrated into particles within minutes.

4. Freeze drying: Particles are freeze dried in a drying chamber, leaving approximately 30% of the original weight.

5. Metal separation: Any metals (e.g. tooth amalgam, artificial hips, etc.) are removed, either by magnetism or by sieving.

The dry powder is placed in a biodegradable casket which is interred in the top layers of soil, where aerobic bacteria decompose the remains into humus in as little as 6–12 months.

Re: 12 Ways Humans Have Used To Dispose Their Deads Throughout History.

By princepointJanuary 08, 2017, 04:19:40 PM

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Re: 12 Ways Humans Have Used To Dispose Their Deads Throughout History.

By Ramjoe (M)January 08, 2017, 07:51:58 PM

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Evolution, uh!

Tree burial? Hanging coffin? Plasti-what? Hehehehe...

And this?
Human beings! We are trying...

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