Unformatted text preview: of bodies placed in different settings and left to decompose. The bodies come from various sources such as unclaimed corpses, criminals whose relatives refuse to bury, local volunteers, body donators. There is a waiting list of people for the farm. Despite the fact, that idea of the Body Farm may sound a bit creepy. However, its research is very important within forensic anthropology and related disciplines. It has applications in the fields of law enforcement, medical examination and crime scene investigation . Existence of such places reminds us that all data regards biology has to be learned by means of observation and experiment no matter how crude and offensive it might seem to bystanders. I think, it's a big leap forward for science....
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- Fall '08
- Body farm, Alan Bellow., data regards biology, unclaimed corpses