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beejon
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University of Tennessee Body Farm
"The University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, better known as the Body Farm and sometimes seen as the Forensic Anthropology Facility,[1] was started in late 1971 by anthropologist William M. Bass as a facility for study of the decomposition of human remains. It is located a few miles from downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, behind the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
It consists of a 2.5-acre (10,000 m2) wooded plot, surrounded by a razor wire fence. Bodies are placed in different settings throughout the facility and left to decompose. The bodies are exposed in a number of ways in order to provide insights into decomposition under varying conditions. The Facility has expanded from just 20 exposed bodies in 2003 to around 150 in 2007.[2][3]"

I started to post pics from the farm but it's too troubling. Good lord, who would want to go into such work? Google Tennessee body farm....but just don't do it if you're about to eat. Or if you have a queasy stomach. Or if you're normal.

ETA: Admin, please move this to the O-T Lounge.
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genro
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That's why Michael Oher went to Ole Miss amirite


scrooster
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Good book ... Patrica Cornwell's "Body Farm." In the book she actually visits the place on the day the Carolina-Tennessee game was being played and she remarked about crazy SEC fans before going to the farm.


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That's why Michael Oher went to Ole Miss amirite


He was coming to SCAR until his mother found out that we took him to a titty bar.

Frickin' Moe Thompson ... and his Momma too.


relapse98
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University of Tennessee Body Farm


1 of 4 in the US (and first to open), the others being at Western Carolina, Sam Houston State and Texas State. I'm about 5 miles from the Texas State one. I've heard rumors of them wanting to open one in the desert out west because they've learned so much from the Sam Houston and Texas State ones about how the body decomposes in different climates.


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Good book ... Patrica Cornwell's "Body Farm." In the book she actually visits the place on the day the Carolina-Tennessee game was being played and she remarked about crazy SEC fans before going to the farm.


Dr. Bass was a big source of information and inspiraton to Cornwell when she wrote the book. She actually makes references to eating at Calhoun's during a UT game in the book.


CockInYourEar
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UTk, counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums....


Prof
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1 of 4 in the US (and first to open), the others being at Western Carolina, Sam Houston State and Texas State. I'm about 5 miles from the Texas State one. I've heard rumors of them wanting to open one in the desert out west because they've learned so much from the Sam Houston and Texas State ones about how the body decomposes in different climates.


Dr. Bass was also able to establish time of death by using larvae due to the farm. That alone revolutionized forensics but his contributions are so great that he might as well be called the father of modern forensics.


madmaxvol
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Dr Bass talking about the body farm.


Dr. Bass is an amazing guy. My brother took a forensic anthropology class from him back in the early 80's. Getting into that class was like winning the lottery. Old School Professor.


Prof
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Dr. Bass is an amazing guy. My brother took a forensic anthropology class from him back in the early 80's. Getting into that class was like winning the lottery. Old School Professor.


Until you have to clean the fish bones...


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Cockopotamus
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He was coming to SCAR until his mother found out that we took him to a titty bar.



Too bad this wasn't in the movie. Instead we get Lou Holtz saying "Carolina Red" instead of garnet


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UTk, counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums....


APC, great tune


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scrooster
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She actually makes references to eating at Calhoun's during a UT game in the book.


Didn't I just type basically the same thing. While she was eating at Calhoun's the SCAR/UT game was going-on in Neyland.

She was actually at the '93 game while researching the book and ate at Calhoun's with Bass. I saw her on the Leno Show talking about it and how Bass explained to her that there was some kind of "payback" game going on ... which we assumed was because of our upset of UT the year before. UT beat us something like 50-10 in that game she visited in '93 and the book was published in '94 I think. Anyways, she remarked about how crazy the SEC fans were that day and told Leno how big football was in the South, etc. I think she is a North Carolina girl ... turned lesbian just recently if I am not mistaken which explained some things IMHO.

Used to be a big fan of hers (her Kay Scarpetta stuff) - then she turned shithouse crazy.


Prof
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^^She's always been gay. Haven't really seen her turn shithouse crazy though but I remember there was some sort of lawsuit and tax thing (she might've been arrested and released over it) that her former tax firm got her into and she was super pissed about that. Dude was writing checks in her name and it caused her all kinds of trouble.


scrooster
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Dr. Bass was also able to establish time of death by using larvae due to the farm. That alone revolutionized forensics but his contributions are so great that he might as well be called the father of modern forensics.


Ummm, no. That would be Bernie Spilsbury - but I do agree that Bill Bass was revolutionary with many of his timeline-of-death standards supported through his decay research experiments all motivated by his love of osteology and anthropology. But Bass' contributions to modern day forensics, while formidable, are very limited in scope when comparing them against the overall field of study.

A solid contributor, by accident ... yes. The father of the modern science, no, not by a long shot.


Prof
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^^Actually, it was a murder case in Knoxville that was never solved that motivated the creation of the farm. Bass worked the case -- a little girl who went missing in broad daylight on her way back from the store. As to larvae/flies, I recall Bass' work there because it was used in testimony years ago to free a man.
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scrooster
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She's always been gay. Haven't really seen her turn shithouse crazy though but I remember there was some sort of lawsuit and tax thing (she might've been arrested and released over it) that her former tax firm got her into and she was super pissed about that. Dude was writing checks in her name and it caused her all kinds of trouble.


Yeah, Anchin Block & Anchin and she went on an anti-American tirade for a solid year after her court date was pushed back in Boston in lieu of a criminal case that superseded hers.

Her temper tantrums and all the related columns she could manage to publish, ad nauseam and in the process proved BARD, that she is shithouse crazy IMHO.


Prof
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Yeah, Anchin Block & Anchin and she went on an anti-American tirade for a solid year after her court date was pushed back in Boston in lieu of a criminal case that superseded hers.

Her temper tantrums and all the related columns she could manage to publish, ad nauseam and in the process proved BARD, that she is shithouse crazy IMHO.


In fairness, that would make me pretty crazy. I don't follow her closely enough to worry about tantrums though -- most all creative types have their quirks. Hell, we all do. But the 'artistic temperament' is stereotyped with good reason in a lot of cases.


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