Welcome to the new webpage and blog of the Burial Research Consortium. We are a group of academics and researchers based at universities across the UK and abroad who are devoted to furthering our understanding of human and animal decomposition and decay in a variety of depositional environments. Our interests are wide-ranging, from forensic archaeology and anthropology to chemistry, geophysics and geology. Our members are some of the world's most renowned scientists in these fields, and our expertise includes decompositional chemistry, decay of materials and organic substances, and osteological diagenesis. Our aim is to bring together like-minded individuals in the spirit of collaborative research, utilising shared resources, for the greater good of scientific advancement in these areas.
We will use this webpage and blog to advertise our research activities, invite collaboration and discussion, and share ideas about possible future taphonomy and decomposition experiments across the world.