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.
Department of Anthropology News
For decades, many have assumed that legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart died in a plane crash. Researchers believe they have new evidence that supports the theory that she may have died as a castaway on a remote island. Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology, reviewed measurements of bones that may have belonged to Earhart.
Curious about what to do with your body after you die? CNN has compiled its top 10 suggestions and UT’s Anthropology Research Facility–commonly known as the Body Farm–is on the list.
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now interviewed Dawnie Steadman, director of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, for a story examining why more and more people are choosing to forgo burials upon death and instead donate their bodies to science.
Gizmodo, Science Daily, and Phys.org recently featured a study co-authored by Kristen Savell, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. The paper is among the first to document how evolutionary selection has shaped variation in human limbs across the globe.
A paper co-authored by Kristen Savell, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, is among the first to document how evolutionary selection has shaped variation in human limbs across the globe.
Michael H. Logan, a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, passed away Saturday, May 21. He was 74.
The Christian Science Monitor cited David Anderson, associate head of the Department of Anthropology, in a story about research findings which indicate that stone tools, mastodon bones, and mastodon dung hold clues into the lives of prehistoric humans that lived in Florida.
International and national outlets highlight a new UT decomposition study.
New UT research shows humans have different decomposition patterns than pigs and rabbits—a finding that could immediately impact court cases around the world.