New UT research shows humans have different decomposition patterns than pigs and rabbits—a finding that could immediately impact court cases around the world.
Department of Anthropology News
Forensic Magazine featured UT’s Anthropology Research Facility–commonly known as the Body Farm–in this story about new forensic techniques that might help law enforcement solve crimes.
Dawnie Steadman, director of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, will be featured in National Geographic’s Faces of Death show, which airs 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3, on the National Geographic Channel.
Forty agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation spent this week training at UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center. Members of the media featured the agents’ excavation exercise Friday in several stories.
Vanderbilt Magazine, the flagship publication of Vanderbilt University, reported on an investigation featuring the assistance of Amy Mundorff of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center.
David Anderson, a professor of anthropology, will present “Recent Developments in Southeastern Archaeology” during UT’s Pregame Showcase on November 7.
Renowned archaeologist W. Y. Adams will discuss Nubian history in a talk presented by the UT Departments of Anthropology, Classics, and History and the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies on Tuesday, October 13.
The International Business Times recently featured Raja Swamy in a story about Silicon Valley’s dealings with the nation of India.
Science magazine recently featured UT’s Anthropology Research Facility commonly known as the “Body Farm,” and Arpad Vass, a research scientist with UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, in this story about the singular chemical cocktail decomposing humans release, which scientists might be able to use to better train cadaver dogs and develop machines that could do the same job.
ESPN featured Neyland Stadium and UT’s Department of Anthropology in this story about college football stadiums with colorful kinks and oddities. The Department of Anthropology, located inside the stadium in what used to be football players’ dormitory, houses more than 1,000 human skeletons.