The North Knoxville Body Farm
The William K. Bass Center for Forensic Observation is one of the largest collections of skeletal remains in the modern world. It has been invaluable for research in the field of forensic anthropology.
Behind the University of Tennessee, a little outside of Knoxville, there’s a 2.5 acre plot of land surrounded by a razor wire fence. This is the body farm, where forensic scientists and researchers learn about human decomposition. When William K. Bass first opened his center to study human remains in 1981, he had one dead body and a 16 square foot cage. By 2007, the farm had over 150 decaying specimen – many donated to the farm by interested volunteers.
You can see a short three part video in which the founder discusses the facility here