When were gravestones invented?

Answer Archeologists have discovered that the use of gravestones or headstones dates back to between 20,000 and 75,000 years ago. Neanderthal graves have been discovered that used stacked rocks or fieldst... Read More »

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How to Etch Gravestones?

Etching a gravestone allows you to personalize the image and text that you hope to place onto a stone. Once you've selected a stone with a smooth finish, then design the image that will appear on t... Read More »

How to Finance Gravestones?

With the rising costs of funerals, it is good to know your options on financing a gravestone, headstone or marker. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), you have rights under the Funera... Read More »

What are gravestones made of?

The gravestones found in seventeenth and eighteenth century American graveyards were usually made of whatever stone was quarried nearby such as slate, sandstone, fieldstone, limestone and schist. W... Read More »

How to Purchase Gravestones?

Buying a gravestone is one of the several tasks involved with making end-of-life arrangements, along with preparing a will and securing a burial plot. Arranging and paying for the gravestone ahead ... Read More »