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WBIR-TVUT anthropology professor Jan Simek and UT grad student Beau Carroll were recently featured on National Geographic, as reported by local NBC-affiliate WBIR.

The pair study ancient Native American art that is found in underground caves. Their work recently gained the attention of National Geographic‘s show “Story of God” narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Native American art is not unique to Tennessee, but art found in underground caves is.

“Nowhere else in North America do people do this. That we have this really rich cave art tradition,” said Simek.