Effects of Lime on the Decomposition Rate of Buried Remains

@inproceedings{Thew2006EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of Lime on the Decomposition Rate of Buried Remains},
  author={Heather A. Thew},
  year={2006}
}
of a Master's Thesis in Human Biology at the University of Indianapolis filed June 2000 Dr. Stephen P. Nawrocki, Chair Dr. Christopher W. Schmidt, Reader Of the many factors that affect buried remains, one that is particularly pertinent to forensic studies is the inclusion of lime in a burial. It would seem that assailants believe that lime accelerates the decomposition of soft tissues in buried remains. However, observations by forensic investigators suggest that lime actually tends to slow… CONTINUE READING