Most of the major cemeteries in Australian cities, including Sydney’s Waverley Cemetery, date back to the 1800s.
Most big city cemeteries in Australia date back to the 1800s, so we need to consider our burial options before we reach the point when the number of deaths exceeds the available cemetery plots.
Death of the salesmen.
A failure to innovate could mean the death of the traditional industry.
A replica of a Homo naledi skull.
New evidence suggests that Homo naledi didn't deliberately deposit their dead in a hidden chamber.
From the basics of corpse disposal to why your wishes don't actually count.
Many must wish that Shakespeare’s final words to posterity consisted of something more than a curt demand to be left alone.
One of the spear points found in the 2,500-year-old grave in Pocklington, East Yorkshire.
What's in a name? In search of the link between the Parisi people of East Yorkshire and Parisii of northern France.
Decapitated head with amputated hands laid over the face were found at the burial site.
Strauss et al.
Remains from a 9000-year-old victim in Brazil suggests he was beheaded, de-fleshed and had his hands amputated.
The remains of Cervantes.
Madrid region handout/EPA
So what does the discovery of this great author's bones actually change?
It’s green – but is it good for the environment?
My mother died recently and at the funeral home I was asked if I had any ideas what kind of coffin she would like. For some reason I said something environmentally friendly. These words came out of my…
Space can be at a premium in cemeteries … and when it runs out, reusing old graves is an option.
Headstones at the Dudley Park cemetery in Payneham, South Australia, were recently bulldozed as part of the ongoing “recycling” of more than 400 graves. Some people were shocked to realise that gravesites…