William Maples is one of the United States' most important forensic anthropologists in the second half of the twentieth century.
Secondary cremation Bronze container of ancient cremated human remains, complete with votive offering Cremation dates from at least 42, years ago in the archaeological record, with the Mungo Ladythe remains of a partly cremated body found at Lake MungoAustralia.
In the Middle East and Europe, both burial and cremation are evident in the archaeological record in the Neolithic era.
Cultural groups had their own preferences and prohibitions. The ancient Egyptians developed an intricate transmigration-of-soul theology, which prohibited cremation.
This was also widely adopted by Semitic peoples. The Babylonians, according to Herodotusembalmed their dead. Early Persians practiced cremation, but this became prohibited during the Zoroastrian Period.
Phoenicians practiced both cremation and burial. Cremation appeared around the 12th century BCE, constituting a new practice of burial, probably influenced by Anatolia. Until the Christian era, when inhumation again became the only burial practice, both combustion and inhumation had been practiced, depending on the era and location.
In Europe, there are traces of cremation dating to the Early Bronze Age c. The custom became dominant throughout Bronze Age Europe with the Urnfield culture from c.
In the Iron Ageinhumation again becomes more common, but cremation persisted in the Villanovan culture and elsewhere.
Homer 's account of Patroclus ' burial describes cremation with subsequent burial in a tumulussimilar to Urnfield burials, and qualifying as the earliest description of cremation rites.
This may be an anachronism, as during Mycenaean times burial was generally preferred, and Homer may have been reflecting the more common use of cremation at the time the Iliad was written, centuries later. The Aztec emperor Ahuitzotl being cremated.
Surrounding him are a necklace of jade and gold, an ornament of quetzal feathers, a copilli crownhis name glyph and three slaves to be sacrificed to accompany him in the afterlife.
Criticism of burial rites is a common form of aspersion by competing religions and cultures, including the association of cremation with fire sacrifice or human sacrifice. Hinduism and Jainism are notable for not only allowing but prescribing cremation.
Cremation in India is first attested in the Cemetery H culture from c. The Rigveda contains a reference to the emerging practice, in RV Cremation remained common but not universal, in both ancient Greece and ancient Rome.
According to Ciceroin Rome, inhumation was considered the more archaic rite, while the most honoured citizens were most typically cremated—especially upper classes and members of imperial families.
The rise of Christianity saw an end to cremation, being influenced by its roots in Judaism, the belief in the resurrection of the body, and following the example of Christ's burial. Anthropologists have been able to track the advance of Christianity throughout Europe with the appearance of cemeteries.
By the 5th century, with the spread of Christianity, the practice of burning bodies gradually disappeared from Europe. In early Roman Britaincremation was usual but diminished by the 4th century. It then reappeared in the 5th and 6th centuries during the migration era, when sacrificed animals were sometimes included with the human bodies on the pyre, and the deceased were dressed in costume and with ornaments for the burning.
That custom was also very widespread among the Germanic peoples of the northern continental lands from which the Anglo-Saxon migrants are supposed to have been derived, during the same period. These ashes were usually thereafter deposited in a vessel of clay or bronze in an "urn cemetery".
The custom again died out with the Christian conversion of the Anglo-Saxons or Early English during the 7th century, when Christian burial became general.
For example, the body of John Wycliff was exhumed years after his death and burned to ashes, with the ashes thrown in a river,  explicitly as a posthumous punishment for his denial of the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation. You may improve this articlediscuss the issue on the talk pageor create a new articleas appropriate.
October Learn how and when to remove this template message The Woking Crematoriumbuilt in as the first facility in England after a long campaign led by the Cremation Society of Great Britain.
The first to advocate for the use of cremation was the physician Sir Thomas Browne in In Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Dr. Maples revisits his strangest, most interesting, and most horrific investigations, from the baffling cases of conquistador Francisco Pizarro and Vietnam MIAs to the mysterious deaths of President Zachary Taylor and the family of Czar Nicholas II/5.
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