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Immortality

Immortality

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Published by: Swaprabhananda Swamini on Jan 04, 2011
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Religious Views of Life After Death
Views of life after death associated with the ancientand modern religious traditions of the world
 
E
arliest
Ev
idence of Human Belief in Sur 
v
i
v
al of Death
 Archeological Evidence
The practice of intentional human burial, whichdates back to at least the Neanderthal period(300,00 -30,000 BC
E)
, pro
v
ides
 prima facie
e
v
idence of the concept of death among earlyhumans.
 
The practice of 
ritual burials
among later  Neanderthal and CroMagnon humans is
 prima facie
e
v
idence of theconcept of sur 
v
i
v
al of deathamong early humans.Archeological
Ev
idences of Ritual Burial1. Unique positioning of the corpse (e.g., fetal position
)2
. Painting the corpse or co
v
ering it with car 
v
ed stones or plants.3. Clothing and decorating corpses with jewelry (e.g., pendants, bracelets, necklaces, beads
)
.4. Burying corpses with other ³gra
v
e goods´ (e.g. jewelry, tools
)
 

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