Department of Anthropology News

The New Yorker: The Historian Making Science Come Alive

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.

WBIR: UT Expert Weighs in on Immigrants’ Effect on Economy

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.

WVLT: Jantz Investigates Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance

The 80 year old disappearance of Amelia Earhart spawned an investigation by Richard Jantz, director emeritus of the Forensic Anthropology Center. WVLT’s Alan Williams recently featured Jantz’s quest to solve this mystery.

WBIR: Jantz Seeks to Solve Mystery of Amelia Earhart

Many have sought to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on her last flight across the Pacific Ocean, but have come up short without her bones or the plane itself. WBIR recently featured the efforts of Richard Jantz, director emeritus of the Forensic Anthropology Center, and a group of self-appointed explorers, to solve this mystery.