Knox County Tennessee
Regional Forensic Center

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 Graduate School of Medicine, is the forensic anthropologist at the RFC and a diplomate in the American Board of Forensic AnthropologyUT Graduate School of Medicine where he also served as Vice President. To learn more, please visit

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Regional Forensic Center

2761 Sullins Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone: 865-215-8000
Business Hours Fax: 865-215-8001
After Hours Fax: 865-215-8011

Business Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
To report a death, our medicolegal death investigators are available 24/7 at 865-215-8010