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Forensic Anthropology

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A forensic anthropologist is a skeletal biologist examining human and non-human decomposing and skeletal remains to estimate age, sex, ancestry, stature and trauma. Further, they collaborate with the forensic dentist in making positive identification from skeletal and fragmented craniofacial remains and assist the forensic pathologist in the interpretation of ante-mortem, peri-mortem and post-mortem bone and dental trauma. There are slightly over 100 board certified forensic anthropologists in the United States and Canada. Dr. Murray Marks, an associate professor of general dentistry at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, is the RFC’s forensic anthropologist and a diplomate in the American Board of Forensic Anthropology where he also served as Vice President. To learn more, please visit

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Knox County Regional
Forensic Center

2761 Sullins Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-215-8000 P
865-215-8011 F