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,
A new study conducted at UT’s Anthropology Research Facility examining mouth microbiomes could help scientists more accurately estimate time since death.
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.