What do the cremated remains consist of? Are they ashes?

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What do the cremated remains consist of? Are they ashes?

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Cremated remains are not ashes, as they are often referred to. Cremation reduces the body to bone fragments, which are composed of minerals that are not combustible. After the cremation, the bone fragments are pulverized to a uniform consistency, and placed in the urn or container.