If you want to know how a tree grows, it's best to watch it happen. If you want to know how plastic breaks down in a landfill, it's best to watch it happen. And if you want to know how a body decomposes, it's best to watch that happen, too. That's what scientists and students do at outdoor forensic anthropology research laboratories — places colloquially referred to as body farms. They're gross, macabre, and super important for law enforcement and beyond.
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Written by Ashley Hamer October 28, 2017
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