The grounds consist of 5.0-acres (20,234 m2) of mixed terrain, which are used to simulate the various settings in which a deceased human body might be found. Once a suitable environment is located, bodies are positioned and left to decompose.

Our researchers are then able to make detailed observations about the decomposition process, including the rate and sequence of decomposition and the effects of animal and insect activity. The Superterram research facility is also one of the nation’s leading trainers of cadaver dogs.

Field trips are not available at this time.

Studying life itself.