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this is not a political function, but much more interesting.
William M. Bass is a U.S. forensic anthropologist, renowned for his research on human osteology and human decomposition. He has also assisted federal, local, and non-US authorities in the identification of human remains. He taught at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and though currently retired from teaching, still plays an active research role at the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, which he founded. The Facility is more popularly known as "The Body Farm", a name used by crime author Patricia Cornwell in a novel of the same name, which drew inspiration from Dr. Bass and his work. Bass has also described the body farm as "Death's Acre" – the title of the bestselling book on his life and career, co-written with journalist Jon Jefferson. Bass and Jefferson, under the pen name "Jefferson Bass", have also written five fictional works; Carved In Bone, Flesh and Bone, The Devil's Bones, Bones of Betrayal, and The Bone Thief.