Dawnie Steadman, the director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, was recently featured in Science magazine regarding the scientific importance of body farms.
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UT anthropology professor Jan Simek and UT grad student Beau Carroll were recently featured on National Geographic, as reported by local NBC-affiliate WBIR.
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.
Anthropology associate professor Tricia Redeker Hepner recently discussed the issue of democracy in Turkey in the Inaugural column of the “Human Rights Monitor” for Anthropology News.
Knox County Public Library, in partnership with UT’s College of Arts and Sciences, will host Books Sandwiched In, a book discussion series about diversity.
UT’s Jan Simek will appear in the National Geographic series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman on Monday, January 23. The segment will air at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. In the episode, Simek and Beau Carroll, a UT anthropology graduate student and member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, talk to Freeman about ancient religion.
The Washington Post recently featured UT alumna Jennifer Love, the District of Columbia’s first full-time forensic anthropologist.
Legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart may not have perished in a plane crash as many have long assumed. A group of researchers believe she died as a castaway on a remote island, and Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, is helping to provide the scientific evidence to back up that claim.
Nature quoted Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology, in a story about the return of North America’s oldest mummy to a US tribe after genome sequencing.
A partnership between UT, federal and state agencies, Indian tribes, and other stakeholders to save a set of centuries-old Native American petroglyphs, pictographs, and historic signatures in Alabama has been honored with a prestigious national preservation award. The initiative brought together researchers and local volunteers to camouflage and remove graffiti that had impacted the images at the Painted Bluff site in Marshall County, Alabama.