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The Body Farm as it is called is quite morbid to some, but it does serve a purpose to those that study anthropology and forensics science.
Bodies are planted on the farm and when dug up, a study is done of the different stages of decomposition in different environments. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, the farm helps scientist determine causes of death by examining the different stages of decomposition in relation to the environment and bug life. 
 
Without a place of this type or without donation of bodies after death, scientist would not be able to study the body after death. This would stop forensics science in helping solve crimes. The farm is a vital part of criminal investigation because it documents the different stages of death and uses the study of bugs on the body to help pinpoint a time of death. 
 
The Body Farm started over 29 years ago when Dr. William Bass needed some way to study bodies after death. He asked the dean of the college if he could use a small area to place bodies on and that was the beginning of the Body Farm, which is technically called the Anthropology Research Facility.

The Body Farm as it is called is quite morbid to some, but it does serve a purpose to those that study anthropology and forensics science.

Bodies are planted on the farm and when dug up, a study is done of the different stages of decomposition in different environments. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, the farm helps scientist determine causes of death by examining the different stages of decomposition in relation to the environment and bug life.

Without a place of this type or without donation of bodies after death, scientist would not be able to study the body after death. This would stop forensics science in helping solve crimes. The farm is a vital part of criminal investigation because it documents the different stages of death and uses the study of bugs on the body to help pinpoint a time of death.

The Body Farm started over 29 years ago when Dr. William Bass needed some way to study bodies after death. He asked the dean of the college if he could use a small area to place bodies on and that was the beginning of the Body Farm, which is technically called the Anthropology Research Facility.

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