Forensic Magazine featured UT’s Anthropology Research Facility–commonly known as the Body Farm–in this story about new forensic techniques that might help law enforcement solve crimes. Flying unmanned drones to scan crime scenes and portable detectors that sniff out clandestine graves might be part of the next wave of crime-fighting techniques. The article highlighted research at UT’s Body Farm and its use of portable electronic systems for finding clandestine graves that will help locate buried remains in the coming decades.
“One such system was licensed by the Department of Energy in 2012, and was tested in part with the help from the University of Tennessee – the location of the nation’s most prominent body farm,” the article states.
UT’s Body Farm is housed in the Forensic Anthropology Center.