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A body farm is a research facility where decomposition can be studied in a variety of settings. In 1971 a forensic pathologist named Ben Caleb Sturgill thought up the idea along with another pathologist. They were invented by an anthropologist named William Bass in 1972, after he had realized how little was known about decomposition of the human body. Previous to this, in the 1970s, pig remains were used to study decomposition processes.

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