In 2016, the first body farm was established in Australia – the first facility of its kind outside of the US.
The Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research is a huge outdoor lab where experiments using donated human corpses are run to investigate taphonomy, the science of decomposition.
Some are concealed in shallow graves, others in a mass burial. Some are simply naked on the ground.
It sounds macabre but the bodies were donated by their former owners for this exact purpose at Australia’s only body farm.
But is it in Perth?
Clairsy & Lisa got the answer when they spoke to forensic scientist Dr. Paola Magni who has just been inducted to the WA Women’s Hall of Fame.