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Bill Bass, Body Farm founder, speaks next week at Vol State


Bill Bass, Body Farm founder, speaks next week at Vol State

VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The creator of “The Body Farm” in Knoxville, Bill Bass, will speak at Volunteer State Community College at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, in a public lecture.

The forensic anthropologist is best known for his work in founding the Anthropology Research Facility at U-T Knoxville. Researchers there study the decomposition of donated bodies in various weather and burial conditions. The findings, including methods to help determine when a person died, revolutionized forensic science and criminal investigation.

To expand the work, and provide expertise to the world, the Forensic Anthropology Center, was opened in 1987. It curates the largest collection of contemporary human skeletons in the nation and provides professional training.

Bass, now retired, became a bestselling author and inspired many fictional characters in TV and movies.

He will be speaking about his work at Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. The event is free and open to the public. It is organized by the Vol State Radiologic Technology program in conjunction with the Health Sciences Division.

For more information call 615-230-3570.

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