By: Dan Isard
In my book, “What Every Funeral Director and Cemetery Must Know about Cremation,” I cover the history of cremation. For the past 5,000 years of humanity’s measurable civilized lifetime, we have used cremation to deal with dead human bodies. For the past 140 years we have had commercially functioning crematories. Since 1910, we have seen an increase in businesses buying and marketing their services as public crematories.