The Weather Channel’s website has a roundup called Hidden America: Amazing Discoveries in Every State that includes a photograph of ancient cave drawings and mentions Jan Simek’s exploration of Tennessee’s caves in the state’s listing, No. 42 of the slides.
Department of Anthropology News
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s Trajectory magazine featured Katie Corcoran, a doctoral student in anthropology. Corcoran is a 2014
An artcile in the Knoxville News Sentinel featured Charles Faulker, a professor emeritus of anthropology. According to the article, Faulkner
Give fifteen Knox County high school students a hip bone and they can tell you if the person it belongs to was male, female, young, middle-aged, or old.
Jan Simek has spent decades trekking for miles in complete darkness, contorting his body to fit around rocks, and navigating down muddy and stony slopes. The UT anthropology professor’s work has paid off in the form of big discoveries—and now a big award.
Richard Jantz, emeritus professor of anthropology, was quoted in an article in The Washington Post about the the mysterious Kennewick
WBIR-TV interviewed Bill Bass, founder of the Forensic Anthropology Center at UT, about the recovery and identification of the remains
The Florida Everglades are a region of tropical wetlands, and home to many rare and endangered plants and a 15,000-year human history. Unfortunately, these species and artifacts are at risk of extinction and erosion due to changing water levels caused by climate change and industrialization. Archaeologists from UT’s Archaeological Research Laboratory are investigating the effect changes in the Everglades’ water levels have had on people, plants, and archaeological and ecological resources in the past and present in order to predict the future.
The East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will continue their annual lecture series Thursday, January 16. The first lecture will feature UT professor Dawnie Steadman, a skeletal biologist who specializes in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and human rights investigations. Steadman will talk about the research on mass grave exhumations being conducted by UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center.
The use of satellite technology in making archaeological discoveries will be the topic of the next science forum. Devin White, assistant professor of anthropology and senior research scientist of geocomputation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “Archaeological Discoveries from Space” on Friday, November 8. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.