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Scientists: Mysterious Kennewick Man Looked Polynesian and Came From Far Away


Richard Jantz, emeritus professor of anthropology, was quoted in an article in The Washington Post about the the mysterious Kennewick Man, who died 9,000 years ago in the Columbia River Valley. “He could have been an Asian,” said  Jantz. “One of the things we always tend to do is underestimate the mobility of early people.”

NBC Tonight Show: Jay Leno on UT Study

NBC late night talk show host Jay Leno had his own interpretation of a study by UT forensic anthropologists that has found American heads are getting larger.

Forensic Anthropologists Find American Heads are Getting Larger

White Americans’ heads are getting bigger. That’s according to research by forensic anthropologists at UT. Researchers examined 1,500 skulls dating back to the mid-1800s through the mid-1980s. They noticed US skulls have become larger, taller, and narrower as seen from the front and faces have become significantly narrower and higher.

Eight UT Knoxville Faculty Named AAAS Fellows; Among Top in Nation

UT Knoxville continues to be among the top 10 universities in the nation for the number of new fellows named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS has named eight UT Knoxville faculty members to the 2010 class of fellows. Seven of the new fellows hail from the College of Arts and Sciences and one from the College of Veterinary Medicine.