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BURIAL. The act of interring the dead.
     2. No burial is lawful unless made in conformity with the local regulations; an when a dead body has been found, it cannot be lawfully buried until the coroner has holden an inquest over it. In England. it is the practice for coroners to issue warrants to bury, after a view. 2 Umf. Lex. Coron. 497, 498.

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In Britain caves were used for the deposition of both extended and crouched inhumations but also for the placement of token deposits of disarticulated bones (Chamberlain & Williams 1999; 2000a & b).
The objects accompanying the deceased seem to reflect social class, but the techniques of inhumation and incineration are not differentiated by associated objects (and hence not hierarchical?).
Around three quarters of the inhumations were accompanied by grave goods.
1200-300 B.C.), with a small amount of material (glazed ceramics, iron arrowheads) deriving from inhumations from the Parthian period.
As noted in previous studies, there are several instances of primary inhumations at Catalhoyuk missing crania and mandibles and, in at least one instance, bearing cut marks on the atlas (C1) vertebra (Andrews et al.
It is notable that it is also a practice recorded for Taiwan in the Neolithic Beinan Culture, where placing "a large half pot over the face or head of the dead person" was common practice at the Peinan burial site where pottery was also found as grave goods with primary inhumations in slate coffins (Lien 1990: 345,346).
Pokrovskij excavated eight inhumations in Antasare Laukiai Sariai barrow cemetery and described their orientation but failed to include a plan of the cemetery in the publication (Pokrovskij 1897, 164 ff.).