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L'évolution des pratiques funéraires : quel impact sur le paysage du cimetière ?

Abstract : Cemeteries in France play a discreet but essential role. Today, they seem to be facing many changes, related in particular to the ban of the use of phytosanitary products in public spaces, or the need for densification for example. But what about funerary practices ? Are they related to any evolution of cemeteries and their landscape ? This document questions the impact of the evolution of funerary practices on the landscape of French cemeteries. Practices are actually changing and this could impact the morphology of spaces. The use of cremation rises from 1% in 1980 to 40% today. Funeral techniques are different between burial and cremation, involving new landscape design. Cemeteries also show an evolution in their arrangement. The forms evolve, the place of plants changes and new funerary arrangements appear. However, is there a correlation between evolution of practices and evolution of landscape ? This dissertation tries answering these interrogations to a case study by drawing. Various cemeteries have been analysed and confronted through diagrams and outlines of plans and photos in aerial view.
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Quentin Huillet. L'évolution des pratiques funéraires : quel impact sur le paysage du cimetière ?. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2019. ⟨dumas-02402125⟩



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