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exhumation

(ĕks″hū-mā′shŭn) [L. ex, out, + humus, earth]
Removal of a dead body from the grave after it has been buried.
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News that possible exhumations might start soon was very disturbing even though police are not investigating his wife's death.
Exhumations also will take place at sites of other suspected massacres in Bosnia and in Croatia.
Thirty-four of the exhumation sites are in 'military zones' in the north.
The ground conditions largely determine the body's rate of decomposition," exhumation specialist Peter Mitchell (http://www.
Another main topic is the way individual and collective identities are reconstituted by means of exhumations and particularly through the different materialisations that occur through the process.
Police spokesman Darren Bane said the exhumation took place at midnight "out of respect for the family".
The Stardust Victims' Committee said all five families will sign consent forms provided by Fingal County Council to allow the exhumation.
Coun Morgan admitted it was possible relatives of the deceased were still living in Treherbert and may be worried about the exhumations, but said if the procedure was handled carefully and thoughtfully there should be few concerns.
Both authors describe their work at the exhumations of mass graves for men, women, and children, civilians killed in cold blood by armed forces.
As with last week's exhumations, the body was to be taken to Bishop Auckland General Hospital.
The two further exhumations were carried out in cemeteries at South Church, near Bishop Auckland, and Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, yesterday.
Then they obtained court orders to conduct exhumations and participated in the autopsies - personally putting organs in jars, mixing the necessary chemicals to create preservatives and transporting tissue samples to laboratories for tests.