Funerary Practices and Mourning
Disposal of the corpses
>How are corpses disposed of?
>>Are they buried underground?
>>Are they cremated?
>>Are they mummified?
>>Buried at sea?
>>Are they given a sky burial?
>>Some other method?
>When are the corpses disposed of?
>>As soon as possible?
>>After they’ve been examined?
>>After a funeral?
>>After a mourning period?
Are the dead given funerals?
>Are they religious?
>Are they deemed necessary for the deceased? (Such as being needed for the deceased to enter the afterlife)
>Does everyone get a funeral, or just people who have living associates?
>>Are there groups who will perform funerals for those with no one loved ones to perform them?
>Is the corpse, or the remains present at the funeral?
Are there any mourning practices?
>Is there a specific way the mourners are expected to dress?
>>How must they dress?
>Is there an expected length for how long the person is to mourn?
>>How long is one expected to mourn for their parents?
>>How long is one expected to mourn for their spouse?
>>How long is one expected to mourn for their children?
>>How long is one expected to mourn for other family members?
>>How long is one expected to mourn for friends?
>>Is there a mandated mourning period after a political leader/ruler dies?
>Are there any behavioral restrictions placed on the mourner?
>>What are the restrictions?
>What is the mass death procedure? (For times of great casualties, such as natural disasters, wars, and famines.)