Secondary Burial

A rite in certain aboriginal cultures in which a body is buried after the flesh has been stripped from the bones by the elements and various scavengers
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Recent observations at Catalhoyuk, in combination with a reappraisal of some of James Mellaart's previous ideas regarding secondary burial practices (e.
It is impossible to tell whether the bones originate from a primary or secondary burial (in the sense of e.
It is a secondary burial jar discovered in a Palawan cave.
Secondary burial is usually reserved for influential people.
did not receive the customary secondary burial = in an ossuary (small stone container for bones) common at the time.
Secondary burial on Goodenough Island, Papua: some archaeological and ethnographic observations.
The primitive custom among the Jews had been to have a secondary burial approximately one year after the primary burial: the de-fleshed bones were gathered up and placed with those of the ancestors.
Also, these two burials included sub-adult material: a prematurely born infant and a 21-month-old child, respectively, and the latter also included an adult mandible, possibly from a secondary burial (Harp and Hughes, 1968).
Holl is contending that Thilman's thesis is fundamentally flawed because all the evidence collected from the monuments (skeletal and metal data) indicate "not a primary, but a secondary burial culture".
30) Archaeological evidence confirms that Essenes or related groups avoided the protracted procedure of secondary burial, and consistently used individual rather than family tombs both at the Dead Sea sites of Qumran, Jericho, Ein el-Ghuweir and Hiam el-Sagha, and in the apparently sectarian cemeteries discovered at East Talpiot and most recently at Gilo, near Jerusalem.
Investigators found limb bones stacked in piles, a sign that the cave served as a secondary burial site.