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The Body Farm: How it started, what it does, where it's going

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass started the center in 1981. Today, it's internationally recognized for the research that goes on there.

John North, Leslie Ackerson

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Published: 10:06 AM EDT October 28, 2021
Updated: 10:11 AM EDT October 28, 2021

Everybody dies. When it's our time to go, some of us will be embalmed, buried, some cremated. 

There's a place at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where bodies still tell stories long after their death. 

It's called the Forensic Anthropology Center, better known by its nickname: The Body Farm.