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Amanda Williams



Dr. Amanda Williams joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) in Fall of 2022, as a lecturer in biological anthropology and forensic sciences. She received her BA (2010) in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2010), and her MA (2013) and PhD (2020) in Biological Anthropology from the University of Montana. While Dr. Williams primarily serves as a lecturer in our department, she has an extensive background in cultural resource management, where she has previously served as an osteological consultant for several firms and federal agencies in Nevada and California. Dr. Williams’s primary research interests include forensic anthropology, taphonomy, and thermally altered human remains.


Taphonomy, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and thermally altered remains


Ph.D 2020, Anthropology, University of Montana

MA 2013, Anthropology, University of Montana

BA 2010, Anthropology & Sociology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Williams, Amanda. 2023. Methods for Analyzing Burned Human Remains, in Burnt Human Remains – Recovery, Analysis, and Interpretation.

Williams, Amanda. 2023. Chapter 6: Anthropology & Human Geography, in An Introduction to Social Sciences: Individuals, society, and culture.

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