This class is all about the practices and places that humans have interred their deceased over the many ages of history. You will explore resting places like graves, tombs, and burial mounds found in North America, Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East. We will look at the methods used to preserve bodies including how embalming was used in the past, how and why it is used today, and how long its preservation ability lasts. This class answers the question of how long it takes a body to return to dust. We’ll also discuss the concept and modern practice of green/ecological burial. This is just a short list of the topics covered related to caring for their departed. No pre-requisite is required. This class is suitable for individuals 18 and older, especially those interested in ancient history and the history of how people cared for their dead through the ages.