Thursday 3 April 2014

Another "body farm" the USA

We at the Burial Research Consortium watched and listened with interest to this press release and video about a forensic taphonomy facility being built at Fox Valley Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. The 2 acre facility is set to open in 2015, and will primarily focus on decomposition in the northeastern USA climate, including sub-zero temperatures. This represents an important development in furthering forensic taphonomy research, and will be the seventh such facility in the USA. The BRC are at the forefront of the efforts in the UK/Europe to establish a similar facility, and will watch the progress at Fox Valley closely. We wish them the best of luck with the project!

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