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An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosure, without ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of fiberboard, pressed-wood, composition materials (with or without an outside covering) or like materials

Alternative container

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Made in mat form and used at the cemetery to cover the earth around the grave

Artificial grass

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The lower or supporting part of a monument

Base

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In some monuments, there may be a first, second, and third

Base

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A small headstone, set above ground, with a slightly slanting top

Bevel top marker

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A subdivision of a cemetery containing several lots

Block

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Outer enclosure for caskets placed in the grave

Burial vault

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Originally intended to prevent grave robbery

Burial vault

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A portable shelter employed to cover the grave area during the committal

* Canopy
* Cemetery tent

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Originated in ancient Rome as excavated cemeteries cut out of soft rock for the tombs of wealthy Christians

Catacombs

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Later became a place for religious rites to avoid persecution

Catacombs

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An area of ground set aside and dedicated for the final disposition of dead human bodies

Cemetery

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A monument erected to the memory of the dead, with the dead human body not present

Cenotaph

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A structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains

Columbarium

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A container used to hold a dead human body which is constructed out of a type of cardboard, which is made with a series of alternate folds and ridges

Corrugated container

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The result of the reduction of a dead body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat

Cremated remains

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An environmentally safe casket which is designed for encasing dead human remains for cremation

Cremation casket

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The reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically designed retort or chamber

Cremation

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Founded in 1913, an international organization of cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)

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Originally formed to promote cremation as a modern, safe and hygienic way of dealing with a dead human body

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)

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A furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies

* Crematory
* Crematorium

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A building that houses a retort

* Crematory
* Crematorium

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A chamber in a mausoleum, of sufficient size, generally used to contain the casketed remains of a deceased person

Crypt

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Main part of a monument, the upright portion above the base where the inscription is located

* Die
* Tablet

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The placing of remains in a crypt in a mausoleum

Entombment

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An inscription placed on a monument to commemorate the deeds or qualities of the departed

Epitaph

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A small headstone which is set with its top even with the surrounding terrain

Flush marker

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An excavation in the earth as a place for interment

Grave

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A ceremony or ritual, religious or otherwise, conducted at the grave

Graveside service

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Webbing or similar material used for lowering the casket into the grave

Grave straps

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