MANKIND'S HISTORY OF BURIAL PRACTICES TIMELINE



70,000 B.C.E.

Earliest discovered burial sites of Neanderthal man.

3600 B.C.E.

Earliest known attempts to mummify bodies in Egypt.

3000 B.C.E.

Ancient Chileans mummify bodies.

1000 B.C.E.

Ancient Greeks cremate their dead.

625 B.C.E.

Mourners in Ancient Greece place metal coins under the tongues of the dead.

600 B.C.E.

Romans cremate their dead.


SOURCES:

Weathersby, Trudy. About Death and Dying. http://dying.about.com/blchron1.htm. 9 July 2001.

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