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Keeping corpses company

Nater Akpen Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria   Photo by cottonbro on Pexels Inspired by an error where he had misjudged the time since death—not by hours or days—by 112 years,1 William Bass set up the Anthropological Research Facility in Tennessee. His request to his dean was simple: Give me some land to put dead bodies […]