Visiting Tennessee's 'Body Farm'

Dr. Bill Bass,  University of Tennesee at Knoxville

Dr. Bill Bass, the man behind the University of Tennesee at Knoxville's "Body Farm." Peter Breslow, NPR hide caption

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At the University of Tennessee there is a patch of land where human bodies are allowed to decompose in the open air for the sake of science. It's called The Body Farm and the man behind it is a jovial 75-year-old professor named Dr. Bill Bass, who has recently published a book about his exploits called, Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab, The Body Farm, Where the Dead Do Tell Tales, co-written with Jon Jefferson. NPR's Peter Breslow profiles forensic anthropologist Bill Bass and the University of Tennessee's forensic program.

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