(1) Thus, it is possible that the habitation area tested in 1991 and the mortuary area excavated in the 1960s were at least partly contemporaneous.(2) The body was viewed by the district medical officer, who ordered its removal to San Fernando mortuary .(3) A prehistoric bear shaman figurine was recovered from Ohio Hopewell mortuary contexts at Newark, Licking County, Ohio.(4) The funeral home and mortuary had been in our family for decades.(5) The Archaic tradition is subdivided into early, middle, and late stages based on variations in technology, mortuary behavior, and subsistence.(6) Ramesses III erected buildings at many sites throughout Egypt - the most famous edifice being the mortuary temple, Medinet Habu, near the Valley of the Kings.(7) So the evidence is certainly mounting that Neanderthals, at least on occasion and in some areas of Eurasia, practised a variety of mortuary activities before and alongside burial.(8) Family members deliver these items through mortuary rituals, especially those performed annually on the deceased's death anniversary.(9) One interpretation is that the cave became a focus for mortuary rituals, including the defleshing of the dead.(10) Those who work at the Department of Defense's only mortuary in the continental United States see firsthand a grim reality of war.(11) From here, the burial cortÔö£┬┐ge, priests and visitors would pass through ceremonial halls onto a causeway that ascended the desert escarpment to the mortuary temple, built against the east face of the pyramid.(12) Outbreaks of disease and changes in attitudes toward mortuary customs are all reflected in the structure and organization of the Grafton cemetery.(13) Particularly significant are the jet, amber and quartz items, valued as mortuary goods from prehistoric times onwards for their electrostatic and refractive properties.(14) The bodies keep coming to this mortuary in the southern Indian city of Chennai.(15) In conclusion, therefore, it is evident that the two major characteristics of the mortuary rituals described in this article are merriment and licence, especially of a sexual nature, and ritual mourning.(16) Direct evidence for Mississippian mortuary ceremonialism, however, has not been widely reported in the Central Illinois River valley.