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.
The Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms, co-written by UT anthropology professor Alex Bentley and Texas A&M professor Michael O’Brien, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed.
The UT Forensic Anthropology Center is home to what has been dubbed the ‘Body Farm.’
A team from Lincoln Memorial University hopes to develop better methods of estimating the postmortem interval by studying biomarkers in bone marrow, according to a story in Forensic Magazine.
UT anthropology assistant professor Raja Swamy is collaborating with a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher on a project about Hurricane Harvey’s effects on Houston.
Community members got a firsthand look at the work of UT forensic anthropologists during an open house on Sunday, October 1. More than 250 visitors—including children, families of donors, and pre-donors who will give their body to the center upon their death—took part in the event, which was hosted by the UT Forensic Anthropology Center.
A new study conducted at UT’s Anthropology Research Facility examining mouth microbiomes could help scientists more accurately estimate time since death.
A newly discovered photograph suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands. Richard Jantz, a UT forensic anthropologist, told Live Science the photo cannot be taken into fact just yet. Jantz has been studying known photos of Earhart to match measurements of bone fragments found on Nicumaroro Island in the
WBIR profiled several ongoing research efforts at UT, from engineering to anthropology.
UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center has been studying the human body and how it decays for decades. A recent discovery could have an immediate impact on court cases across the globe, as reported by WBIR.
The New Yorker recently told the story of Christopher Gray, an architectural historian who passed away this month at the age of 66 and wanted to give his body back to science. UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center is making that happen.