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What does excarnation mean?

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Noun
  1. The act of removing flesh.
  2. The burial practice of removing (or causing to be removed) the flesh and organs of the dead, leaving only the bones.
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Early in the project, when asked by journalists, I simply spieled off theories of excarnation and an inverted underworld.
Decreation effects excarnation, the return of things to their original nothingness.
Excarnation has been suggested as a reason for the lack of burial evidence with the remains of the dead being dispersed either naturally or through human agency.
Together with the strongly implied association between earth and sky, the square structure may best be interpreted as an excarnation platform.
This suggests a practice of excarnation and secondary burial, and possibly some form of ritual cannibalism.
The towers recall the pipes of an organ, Zoroastrian excarnation structures, and the architecture of surveillance.

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