Mysteries Of Death Come To Life… At Texas “Body Ranch”

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    Aug 20, 2013 10:36 PM GMT
    I heard about this kind of thing a few years ago. A similar place in Virginia I believe does this kind of thing. It's part of a university research lab. Interesting stuff.

    On a small patch of Texas Hill Country, not far from a herd of billy goats, there is a resting place of sorts called the “Body Ranch.”

    It is a place where people have donated their bodies to forensic science. Or, more precisely, it is where people have agreed to have their bodies placed in the open – laid bare in the relentless heat, vultures circling — so that researchers can document how they decompose.

    “One of the first things a vulture will do is take the eyes out,” says Danny Wescott, head of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University in San Marcos.

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    Aug 21, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    Thanatology---the scientific study of death.....