In my story, a character is murdered in 1920. Nothing special about the environment. Buried in the midwest out in the woods. Would there be anything left of the body to find in 2018? If so, what would likely be left?
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Under good preservation conditions bones can last literally millions of years but that's in deep, dry, caves or desert environments; in the woods with plenty of water and life to break it down you'd be lucky to have a recognisable skeleton after a couple of decades.