The National Institute of Justice has awarded two grants to UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center.
Meet the team conducting national forensic investigations, training FBI response teams, and managing the world famous Body Farm.
Researchers want to determine whether decomposing body nutrients might alter leaf color enough to aid searches for missing persons.
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.
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.
The remains of an Indiana woman who had been missing for over 30 years were identified thanks to the efforts of the Forensic Anthropology Center and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Forensic Anthropology Center will host a community open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, at the William M. Bass Forensic Anthropology Building,