Death Customs: An Analytical Study of Burial Rites
A study of burial rites and associated ideas in Melanesia, Australia, Northeast Siberia, and India looks at the similarities and differences and examines such topics as cause of death, mourning, purification, taboos, and the cult of the dead.
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