Why does hair continue growing on a corpse long after burial has taken place?

  1. Anjili profile image81
    Anjiliposted 6 years ago

    Why does hair continue growing on a corpse long after burial has taken place?

    The dead are often shaved clean in many communities prior to burial. Exhumed bodies show evidence of hair having grown on shaved scalp.

  2. Peter Leeper profile image80
    Peter Leeperposted 6 years ago

    It doesn't.  The skin resesses as the underlying tissue breaks down leaving the appearance that growth has ocurred but in actuality, just more of the same har and or fingernails is visible.

  3. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    It is now said that it doesn't.  There is only an appearance of lengthening hair by the shrinkage of the skin.

 
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