burial strategies

SSiegel352 (ssiegel352@aol.com)
27 Apr 1995 15:22:48 -0400

In another maillist, a question has arisen about what considerations may
have changed burial practices from putting the deceased up on a platform
to burying it in the ground, and, further, why people chose to put the
body in a box rather than just in the ground, and, further, why the casket
has varied between wood and metal.
Anybody want to tackle this, so I can get this list to move toward facts
instead of supposition?