Sometime this summer, construction will begin on Canada’s first human taphonomy facility, more colloquially known, some say gruesomely, as a body farm. “It’s not at all useful in describing what we do — we don’t ‘farm’ bodies. “And obviously if we get (time of death) wrong it gives an offender a way of getting away with the crime,” Forbes said. The world’s first body farm opened in forested land in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1980. Forbes helped establish Australia’s body farm, which opened outside Sydney in 2016.
Source: National Post May 16, 2019 10:01 UTC