UT anthropology assistant professor Raja Swamy is collaborating with a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher on a project about Hurricane Harvey’s effects on Houston. The pair recently received an $80,000 grant for the work. The Southern Illinoisan featured the project in this story. The researchers’ latest project asks a deceptively simple question: What will Hurricane
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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.
A new study conducted at UT’s Anthropology Research Facility examining mouth microbiomes could help scientists more accurately estimate time since death.
A newly discovered photograph suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands. Richard Jantz, a UT forensic anthropologist, told Live Science the photo cannot be taken into fact just yet. Jantz has been studying known photos of Earhart to match measurements of bone fragments found on Nicumaroro Island in the 1940s.
WBIR profiled several ongoing research efforts at UT, from engineering to anthropology.
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.
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.