A team of researchers, including a UT graduate student, have found a new way to estimate the age of a skeleton using the pubis, a pair of bones forming two sides of the pelvis. Forensic Magazine featured Cristina Figueroa-Soto, a doctoral student in anthropology, and the other scientists in this story. The team has developed a more
De Ann Pendry, UT senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, weighed in on the beneficial impact that children of immigrants has on the US economy. “There are 750,000 young people that are now able to go to work go to college. They’re all contributing to the economy,” Pendry told WBIR-TV Channel 10.
The Humanities Center continues its Conversations and Cocktails series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21.
The 80 year old disappearance of Amelia Earhart spawned an investigation by Richard Jantz, director emeritus of the Forensic Anthropology Center. WVLT’s Alan Williams recently featured Jantz’s quest to solve this mystery.
Dawnie Steadman, the director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, was recently featured in Science magazine regarding the scientific importance of body farms.
UT anthropology professor Jan Simek and UT grad student Beau Carroll were recently featured on National Geographic, as reported by local NBC-affiliate WBIR.
Many have sought to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on her last flight across the Pacific Ocean, but have come up short without her bones or the plane itself. WBIR recently featured the efforts of Richard Jantz, director emeritus of the Forensic Anthropology Center, and a group of self-appointed explorers, to solve this
Anthropology associate professor Tricia Redeker Hepner recently discussed the issue of democracy in Turkey in the Inaugural column of the “Human Rights Monitor” for Anthropology News.
Knox County Public Library, in partnership with UT’s College of Arts and Sciences, will host Books Sandwiched In, a book discussion series about diversity.
UT’s Jan Simek will appear in the National Geographic series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman on Monday, January 23. The segment will air at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. In the episode, Simek and Beau Carroll, a UT anthropology graduate student and member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, talk
The Washington Post recently featured UT alumna Jennifer Love, the District of Columbia’s first full-time forensic anthropologist.
Legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart may not have perished in a plane crash as many have long assumed. A group of researchers believe she died as a castaway on a remote island, and Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, is helping to provide the scientific evidence to