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Skull Burial


This is one of the least common practices on the list as only a small village performs it on the island of Kiribati. The process involves burying an individual in their front yard.

Then, after about several months, or as long as they feel it would take to let a body rot and decay, they would go back and dig it up, only taking the skull.

They would then polish and clean the skull, offer it food and tobacco, and keep the skull on the highest shelf in their home. You probably know someone who’s died at some point in your life. Just imagine having to dig up their body and take their head.

And there’s a decent chance all of the flesh, muscles, and tissue have yet to completely decay. And then you’d have to keep the skull in your house to watch your every move! It’s chill if that’s what you’re into, but we’ll stick to something else.