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in·hume

 (ĭn-hyo͞om′)
tr.v. in·humed, in·hum·ing, in·humes
To place in a grave; bury.

[French inhumer, from Old French, from Latin inhumāre : in-, in; see in-2 + humus, earth; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

in′hu·ma′tion n.
in·hum′er n.
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Noun1.inhumation - the ritual placing of a corpse in a graveinhumation - the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
funeral - a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"
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inhumation

noun
An act of placing a body in a grave or tomb:
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inhumation

[ˌɪnhjuːˈmeɪʃən] Ninhumación f
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inhumation

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The three crouched inhumations from the site consist of adult males--two over 55 years and one over 30 years.
Excavated between 1984 and 1989, the site yielded 1204 urns and 62 inhumations, together with boundary ditches and other features.
Ferjaoui's argument that the attenuation of laryngeals in late Punic is the result of substrate influence from Libyan), and funerary practices (fetal-position and lateral inhumations) (pp.
In total, 189 primary inhumations were excavated from this site (Schats 2016).
Les inhumations dans les habitats ruraux du Haut Moyen Age en Ile-de-France , Archeologie Medievale, XXXIII, pp.
Therefore, the disturbance and destructive analysis of human remains from inhumations is culturally inappropriate.
The graves, approximately 220, are nearly all inhumations, of women, men and children.
The SLFA team excavated three small, individual inhumations which were almost entirely devoid of material (tombs 1-3) but the major part of their effort was directed towards the excavation of tomb 4, a T-shaped subterranean tomb built of unworked stone.
Researchers in the Levant and Anatolia have long suspected that, rather than being removed from a body prior to interment, crania and mandibles were obtained from primary inhumation burials, based on the absence of these elements in otherwise complete primary inhumations (Andrews and Bello 2006; Bienert 1991; Cauvin 1978, 1994; Erdal 2015; Kanjou et al.