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Medical Museum Science Café: “Bugs, Bones and Dirt: Human Decomposition Ecology and Postmortem Microbiology”

Human decomposition is dependent on the environment—how our bodies end up depends on how a person was interred; the decomposer community, such as insects and animals; & more. Join forensic anthropologist Dr. Franklin Damann for a discussion about how studying the microbial community can help provide an estimate of the time since death. He’ll also share info about his current research & case studies from the University of Tennessee Anthropology Research Facility, also known as “The Body Farm.”

Event begins at 6:00PM

Presented by: National Museum of Health and Medicine

Categories: Lecture, Free

Event Venue

Silver Spring Civic Building

1 Veterans Place
Fenton Room
Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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