Presentation on theme: "Decomposition of Human Body"— Presentation transcript:
1 Decomposition of Human Body NotesThis ppt contains graphic images. I put pictures on slides that do not contain information so feel free to avert your eyes. Information is also graphic and can be disturbing.
2 5 stages of decomposition Initial decayPutrefactionBlack putrefactionButyric fermentationDry decay
3 Initial Decay 0-3 days after death Bacteria in digestive tract start eating intestines, break through and begin feeding on surrounding organsIndividual cells break down,releasing cell contents andenzymes into body
4 Putrefaction 4-10 days after death Body will be bloated from build-up of gases in bodyGases released by bacteria living in intestinesSkin blistersBuild-up of fluids from ruptured cells and intestinesSkin begins slipping