Body Farm News

In the News: Anthropology Research Facility’s Outdoor Recovery Course

Twenty-four law enforcement personnel from thirteen agencies across the United States are taking part in a five-day outdoor recovery course this week at the Anthropology Research Facility. They are recovering human remains and learning how to obtain evidence from decomposed and buried bodies. The training will better prepare them for the range and variation of homicide scenes

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What’s Your Big Idea?—Bill Bass

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Bill Bass, a professor emeritus of forensic anthropology, had the big idea to start the Forensic Anthropology Center, also known as the “Body Farm.”

Pregame Showcase: Body Farm Director Looks at Forensics in Crime Solving

This Saturday’s Pregame Showcase, prior to the Vols football game against Alabama, will look at how forensic anthropology helps locate and identify crime victims and missing persons. Dawnie Steadman, anthropology professor and director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, commonly known as the Body Farm, will present The Tales Bones Tell at 5:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

KOMO-TV: 3-acre farm of decaying bodies a teaching hub for forensics

A news team from KOMO 4 TV in Seattle, Washington, recently visited UT Knoxville’s Anthropological Research Facility, also known as the ‘Body Farm.’ The team spoke with forensic anthropologist and professor emeritus William Bass and assistant coordinator Rebecca Taylor about the unique educational experience the facility offers to students.