Assignment: Alternatives To Traditional Burial
Alternatives to Traditional Burial Assignment: Human remains can now be disposed of in a variety of ways other than burial or cremation. Investigate an alternative to burial or cremation. Describe the process and the country or culture that is using the alternative form. Also, give reasons for the alternative – rel
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Assignment: Non-Traditional Burial Methods
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irrational beliefs, high costs, a scarcity of land, and so on. Cite at least two sources from which you obtained your information.
What are the various kinds of burial options?
We’ve all known where we’re going since we were kids — 6 feet beneath — but we didn’t expect the twenty-first century to shake things up a little. Checking out is cool these days. Your ashes can be blasted into space and turn into true space dust, or you can be 3D printed into a clothes peg. The downside is death, but we can ignore that for the time being and concentrate on being excited, or fearful, about what lies ahead for us and our loved ones. Other than cremation and a few of the options listed below, burial alternatives have never really existed — keep an eye out for Dissolution and maybe threaten your husband with it the next time you disagree. Once you’ve decided on a burial option, record it on your Lexikin to protect your family.
Burial in the Ground (Traditional)
Despite the fact that they are not very environmentally friendly, ground burials are the most common and traditional mode of interment. In most cases, bodies are buried 6 feet underground in a local cemetery in a casket, or coffin. Headstones are frequently placed above ground over the location of a body to record the name, date of birth, and date of death. This gives loved ones a place to pay their respects.
Burials conducted in the traditional manner
Cremation is one of the most common types of burial and is performed for a variety of reasons, including personal or religious ones. The body is exposed to high heat, causing it to burn and leave ashes. Following the cremation, the ashes are given to the family, who can either scatter them or keep them close by in an Urn.
Mummification is most commonly associated with historical Egyptian funerals. Although it is not as common as other types of burials nowadays, this style of burial has been modernized and is still used in some societies. This is accomplished by immersing the body in a tank of liquid to preserve it, a process known as Plastination, which results in mummification.
Burial of a Tree Tree burial is uncommon in the United States, but it is common in places like the Philippines to preserve the bodies of wild animals. This unusual method of interment involves burying the dead in trees or embedding them in tree trunks. Bodies can also be concealed by fastening a coffin or blanket to the tree’s limbs. Tree burial is a novel way to protect the dead while also providing a novel way for loved ones to remember them.
A tree was buried.
Cryonics is still being researched and is frequently used for brain dead people. It denotes the state of being frozen. It is hoped that by freezing the corpse, the individual will be able to be revived in the future as a result of technological advancements. Cryogenic freezing is a method of freezing that does not cause tissue damage. I’d request a memory foam mattress if I was going to be’resting’ for an extended period of time; I’d hate to wake up with back pain…
Cryogenic burial is an option worth considering.
Burying your ashes in soil with a seed to plant a tree, which has no effect on the tree’s DNA, is one of the most recently discussed burial options. This is an excellent way to be buried because it is both environmentally friendly and provides a special gathering place for family and friends to remember the deceased. See the Living Urn for more information.
An urn that is still alive and well
Aquamation is the process of being ‘bathed’ in water to speed up the degradation process. Although this is not the most pleasant way to dispose of or bury a person, some believe it is preferable to being burned in a furnace.
Resomation is an environmentally friendly burial procedure that uses an alkali and water-based solution to decompose the dead under high pressure. That’s very appealing. As a result of this process, the body is reduced to a liquid and bone ash. The liquid can be recycled into the ecosystem by pouring it into a garden or into nature in the same way that ashes are distributed, whereas bone ash is collected and placed in an Urn.