Two anthropology faculty members have been awarded a grant to develop a protocol to correctly identify blunt-force fractures made before death from burned human remains.
Current obesity rates in adults in the United States could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a new study published by researchers at UT.
During the first two weeks of June, the Forensic Anthropology Facility welcomed 48 law enforcement officers from all over the country to its Outdoor Recovery Course.
For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama.
As COP24 comes to an end, David Anderson, a professor in UT’s Department of Anthropology, answers some of the most important questions about the impact of the conference and the future of climate action.
A new study co-authored by Alex Bentley, head of UT Department of Anthropology, says the relationship between poverty and obesity is only about 30 years old.
Jeff Chapman, director of UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, will retire at the end of the 2019 spring semester after 29 years as the museum’s director.
Dawnie Steadman shared with WVLT that while UT’s forensic research has sparked many books and television shows, the work is not always quick to yield results as it might appear in a work of fiction.
Richard Jantz’s re-examination of bones purported to belong to legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart recently made waves around the country and the world.
Bone measurement analysis indicates that remains found in the South Pacific were likely those of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart.
Five researchers with UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center along with employees of the Kentucky state Medical Examiner’s office, Kentucky State Police detectives and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office returned to a site in Auburn, Kentucky, on December 7 where duck hunters found what appears to be parts of a human skeleton.
Thanks to climate change, a predicted rise in the sea level along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern United States over the next century or two is currently modeled at a seemingly modest one to two meters.