05 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 The Scientific Crime of Cremation

Nothing is more detestable to the physical anthropologist than... [the] wretched habit of cremating the dead. It involves not only a prodigal waste of costly fuel and excellent fertilizer, but also the complete destruction of physical historical data. On the other hand, the custom of embalming and mummification is most praiseworthy and highly to be recommended.
Folksonomies: anthropology cremation
Folksonomies: anthropology cremation
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It robs nature of the nutrients and the anthropologist of evidence.