William M Bass
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. Currently retired from teaching, he still plays an active research role at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, which he founded. The Facility is more popularly known as the "Body Farm. 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.