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Cremation

Cremation is a form of disposing of remains by burning them. It has existed since ancient times and is still the predominant form of remains disposition in many cultures. Open-air pyres are more traditional and rare, while most funeral homes offer cremation options, usually using a furnace. The grieving family eventually receives the cremation ashes so they can bury or scatter them.

See also: Traditional Burial, Green Burial, Mausoleum

Last updated: February 15, 2022

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