• Daniel Westcott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, shows donated skeletons as they are stored for future research.

    Daniel Westcott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, shows donated skeletons as they are stored for future research. Callie Richmond

  • Senior Eastman Barnard processes a cranium after the body has decomposed at the Texas State facility on Freeman Ranch.

    Senior Eastman Barnard processes a cranium after the body has decomposed at the Texas State facility on Freeman Ranch. Callie Richmond

  • Senior Eastman Barnard processes a cranium after the body has decomposed at the Texas State facility on Freeman Ranch.

    Senior Eastman Barnard processes a cranium after the body has decomposed at the Texas State facility on Freeman Ranch. Callie Richmond

  • Daniel Westcott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, talks about current research projects.

    Daniel Westcott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, talks about current research projects. Callie Richmond

  • Daniel Westcott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, talks about current research projects.

    Daniel Westcott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, talks about current research projects. Callie Richmond

  • Daniel Westcott shows the different vegetation growth around decaying bodies at the research facility.

    Daniel Westcott shows the different vegetation growth around decaying bodies at the research facility. Callie Richmond

  • Researchers study the decay of human corpses at the 26-acre outdoor human decomposition laboratory run by the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University.

    Researchers study the decay of human corpses at the 26-acre outdoor human decomposition laboratory run by the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University. Callie Richmond

  • Researchers study the decay of human corpses  at the 26-acre outdoor human decomposition laboratory run by the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University.

    Researchers study the decay of human corpses at the 26-acre outdoor human decomposition laboratory run by the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University. Callie Richmond

  • Researchers study the decay of human corpses at the 26-acre outdoor human decomposition laboratory run by the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University.

    Researchers study the decay of human corpses at the 26-acre outdoor human decomposition laboratory run by the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University. Callie Richmond

  • Researchers study the decay of human corpses at the 26-acre outdoor human decomposition laboratory run by the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University. Disclosure: The Texas State University System is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune.

    Researchers study the decay of human corpses at the 26-acre outdoor human decomposition laboratory run by the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University. Disclosure: The Texas State University System is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune. Callie Richmond

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