We just completely updated our website. Let us know if you are encountering any issues.

Texas State’s Body Farm

At the “body farm” human remains are scattered across the ground as the flesh slowly rots from the bones. There are dozens of bodies strewn about. Some are complete cadavers, others just a smattering of limbs and organs. But this isn’t a scene from some gruesome mass murder; these bodies are here for science.

The Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF) is a 26-acre outdoor human decomposition research lab at Texas State University’s Freeman Ranch. It is currently home to about 50 donated bodies. Some of the cadavers are confined in cages to be studied for bacterial decomposition. Others lay unprotected in the scalding sun so researchers can track the effects of scavenging. 



World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
Home Studios en 50.4kmsite_izi
Functional en 53.9kmsite_izi
East Originals en 49.8kmsite_izi
New to East Tour en 54.3kmsite_izi
Stuffed Animal History Tour en 201649.8kmsite_izi
Conceptual en 50kmsite_izi
Landmarks – University of Texas en 49.4kmsite_izi
The neighborhood of Texas State University en 49.5kmsite_izi
San Antonio: The Diverse History of the Mission City en 72kmsite_izi
The San Antonio River Walk en 69.3kmsite_izi
Barkin’ Springs 202045.6kmsite_ao
Air Conditioned Village 202054.4kmsite_ao
Barton Springs 202045.3kmsite_ao
Stone Windmill 202047.6kmsite_ao
Treaty Oak 202046.8kmsite_ao
High Country Market Bistro & GastroPub 202075.2kmsite_ao
‘Hi, How Are You’ Mural 202048.7kmsite_ao
Curia Arcanum 201945.3kmsite_ao
The Giant Stag of Converse 201957.4kmsite_ao
Davis Cemetery 201976.6kmsite_ao
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station 201966.4kmsite_ao
Luling Watermelon Water Tower 201944.9kmsite_ao
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center 201949.1kmsite_ao
McNutt Sculpture Garden 201871.4kmsite_ao
The Texas State Cemetery 201847.8kmsite_ao
World’s Largest Cowboy Boots 201764.3kmsite_ao
Casa Neverlandia in Austin 201744.7kmsite_ao
Austin’s Secret Island 201746.5kmsite_ao
Japanese Tea Garden 201867.5kmsite_ao
UT Health Science Center Cemetery 201870.9kmsite_ao
Miraflores 201866.5kmsite_ao
James Turrell’s Skyspace at the University of Texas 201749.1kmsite_ao
Pecan Pie Vending Machine 201755.7kmsite_ao
The Dinosaur Tracks of San Antonio 201781.7kmsite_ao
The Berlin Bear 201771.5kmsite_ao
St. Thérèse of Lisieux Painting 201871.9kmsite_ao
A Tale of Two City Centers 201871.7kmsite_ao
World’s Largest Pecan 201731.9kmsite_ao
Giant Hog Stand 201872.2kmsite_ao
The World’s Largest Squirrel Statue 201755.7kmsite_ao
The ‘Mansplaining’ Sculpture 201866.4kmsite_ao
The Owl Building 201747kmsite_ao
Castroville Hearse 201871.6kmsite_ao
Susanna Dickinson: Messenger of the Alamo 201747.1kmsite_ao
Rosita’s Bridge 201771.6kmsite_ao
Cinnamon Kandy the Circus Elephant 201866.8kmsite_ao
Austin’s Stickwork Sculptures 201848.1kmsite_ao
A Coin You Can’t Pocket 201766.6kmsite_ao
Pape’s Nutcracker Collection 201841.7kmsite_ao
The Picasso Benches 201772.9kmsite_ao
The Animatronic LBJ in Austin, Texas 201749.5kmsite_ao
Educación 201874kmsite_ao
The Actual Line in the Sand at the Alamo 201871kmsite_ao
The Upstairs Reading Room at the Harry Ransom Center 201748.8kmsite_ao
Alamo Cat Graves 201871kmsite_ao
A Library’s Captivating Tower of Hand-Blown Glass 201870.9kmsite_ao
Roman Urn Collection at SAMA 201869.8kmsite_ao
A Hidden Love Note From Johnny Cash 201866.9kmsite_ao
Vision del Futuro 201870.7kmsite_ao
Portland Cement Plant Ruins 201867.7kmsite_ao
William P. Hobby State Office Building 198346.8kmsite_brutalism
Perry–Castañeda Library 197448.8kmsite_brutalism
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas 48.8kmsite_brutalism
San Antonio Missions 201578.2kmsite_whs

About the source: Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura aims 'to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share'. You can contribute to their collection on their website.

Leave a Reply