Learning life from death

Death may be the inevitable end of life, but for a group of forensic anthropologists and advanced college students, it is the beginning of important, groundbreaking research.

The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility is one of only four educational facilities in the country that studies the natural decay and decomposition of human remains in a variety of environmental conditions.

“There is order after death,” said Dr. Joan Bytheway, director of STAFS. “Everything has a purpose – nature is remarkably efficient.”

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—Written by Brad Meyer

 
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