Sulawesi Island is located between Australia Continental shelf and Asian Continental shelf. And the large central areas are made up of mixture of igneous rock. Its southeast part is covered by broad volcanic lithoclast, that's tuff band, and has a long history of 65 million years. Around the edge, occasionally coral limestone can be found. For its central part of southern mountain range has schist and quartzite. However, Minahasa areas caused by volcanic are quite different from other places on structure.
A place named Lantebao, capital of Toracha district in the north of Sulawesi Island, is a very strange place. "Lantebao" means "bury, the ritual land of Sulawesi Island" in local languange. But people here are completely unfamiliar with the concept of "death" . There aren't these words, like "death" "died" in their languages. When the youngest grandlady went to paradise, no one cried in this village, only the bamboo tube in witch's hand moaned miserably. People put her body flatly and gently into a boat-like ebony coffin located in the centure of house, and have palm wine, a special cigareette around coffin for a long time. The villagers lived daily life as usual, causually come here to eat and drink, often burst out laughing around the coffin. She was the most venerale elder in local areas. Why this noble lady used to enjoys high prestige but was teased after her death? Actually, villagers had no frivolous attitude towards this venerable elder, just because they had no concept of death. Death was often regarded as "illness". It's no wonder that her children said granny was ill seriously after she passed away. The patient will be storaged after formaldehyde treatment, after holidays' ceremony to celebrate the soul going to paradise, patient will be placed in the cave of cliffs with her wooden statue , then her soul went to the real heaven.