In an effort to make room for the newly deceased, should a burial plot be excavated after the person has been dead for 100 years? Assume perfect records will be kept of all who have occupied the spot.
We should ban burials and look to more things like cremation
No, but I would be okay with the Chinese tradition of burying multiple people in one spot. They would bury the first person at the lowest reasonable depth, the next person a couple of feet above that, and then more above that. 6-8 people in one spot and all marked and recorded on a market on the ground.
That wouldn’t fix anything even if we were running out of room. In a hundred years we’d have to find room for hundreds of thousands of people to bury lol.
This is very common in old European cemeteries. Especially the small churchyard ones. www.talkdeath.com/cemetery-overcrowding-leading-europe-recycle-burial-plots/
...and they don’t wait 100 years.., it’s when the family doesn’t renew the lease!
People concerned about cremation go ahead and have YOURSELF cremated
No, I think cemeteries and any other burial grounds should remain undisturbed.
There's plenty of room, I'd be more concerned about increasing the use of services like cremation and burial pods