OT: The Big House will never match this

OT: The Big House will never match this

Submitted by Don on August 8th, 2010 at 1:27 AM


There is more to Neyland Stadium than meets the eye.

Dr. Bill Bass, a forensic anthropologist and author who founded the Body Farm in Tennessee a quarter-century ago, established the research facility to study how corpses decompose and help determine the time since a person's death. The facility is utilized by researchers and law enforcement as a scientific research lab.

UT football fans come much closer to aspects of the Body Farm than they may realize.

"The anthropology department is housed in Neyland Stadium and the bones (from the Body Farm facility) actually end up in Neyland Stadium," he said.

"They are sitting on about 5,000 to 6,000 skeletons (in Neyland Stadium)," said Bass.

Bass said the football stadium is the closest the public should come to the research conducted at the Body Farm.