The Forensic Anthropology Center (FAC) is internationally known for research on human decomposition and modern human variation. At the program’s core is the dynamic body donation program that currently comprises almost two thousand individuals in the UTK Donated Skeletal Collection and more than 4,000 registered future donors (pre-donors). The Anthropology Research Facility (ARF) and UTK Donated Skeletal Collection are used year-round for research and training by UT faculty and students, and researchers from around the world.
- National Institute of Justice Supports UT Faculty with Awards for Forensics Research
- Dr. Raja Swamy featured on the “Pretty Heady Stuff” podcast show
- Interdisciplinary Team Studies Decomposition Effects on Soil
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Anthropology faculty and students engage in impactful research in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology.
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