Disposal Of The Dead Analysis

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In “Disposal of the Dead”, Kroeber arranges a cross cultural comparison of different cultures, and by doing so Kroeber aims to understand why cultures take on a variety of strategies in the treatment of the deceased. As a result of Kroeber’s research among the aborigines of California and incorporating information from other cultures, Kroeber found that cultures varied within themselves and other surrounding cultures in regards to their burial procedures. Therefore, Kroeber concludes that there is a lack of consistency in the different burial methods among cultures that should process similarities. As a result, Kroeber compares the disposing of the dead among these cultures as economical and material entities like matters of fashion. However,
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