What happens to us when we die?
Not in a ponderous, philosophical way but what phisically happens to us?
Scientific facilities where researchers can study how corpses decompose are opening up all aroud the United States and are helping detectives, anthropologists & forensic crime scene investigators better undestand real-life cases where human remains are discovered.
To find out just what happens when our bodied begin to decompose and what roles the climate, environment or ecology play in that process - Dr. Erin Kimmerle, a forensic anthropologist at University of South Florida joins Jonathan to discuss.
First aired 26/8/2017