So if you buried a person who is about 5 ft 5 in tall of average weight in regular soil without a coffin or anything, how long would it take for it to decompose into just bones?
How long would it take to decompose?
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This isn't a place to ask.
These kinds of things are hard to find answers to.
I was doing research for a book and wanted to know what someones corpse would look like if they got spaced, specifically if they would be recognizable. I emailed NASA (Yes they answer questions and answered a later one.) but that question never got answered0
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My brother is in the FBI, and when he was in the academy at Quantico they actually did this experiment with some surplus med school cadavers. According to my bro, wrapped or covered in a carpet rug was the quickest way, as it provided enough warmth and insulation for certain bacteria to do their thing, but also enough air inflow for aerobic bacteria. Yecch, I know.0
It depends on so many factors it's not worth guessing.1
I suspect you are trolling or a murder suspect.. seriously.0
a lot depends on temperature and how wet the soil is
in warm wet conditions as little as a month
in cool dry conditions the body might freeze or mummify1
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