Dr. Bill Bass, world-renowned forensic anthropologist, has gained the respect of the legal, science, medical and academic world. Now there’s an opportunity to spend An Evening with Dr. Bill Bass on Monday, September 14, at 7 p.m. in the Library’s main gallery Reading Rotunda.
He will talk about highlights of his lifetime of work, arguably the most important of which was establishing the Forensic Anthropology Center at UT in 1987. The Center, regionally known as the Body Farm, is the first of its kind to permit the systematic study of human decomposition.
The Center is the first of its kind to permit the systematic study of human decomposition. It has also trained hundreds of students to be able to carry on the work of documenting change in the human population by using skeletal collections and the Forensic Data Bank. UT faculty and students also provide forensic anthropologic services in skeletal analysis and body recovery to a variety of medical, legal and law-enforcement agencies.
Dr. Bass has published hundreds of articles, several books and most recently has collaborated with Jon Jefferson to produce fictitious endeavors of Dr. Bill Brockton, a main character loosely based on the work of Dr. Bill Bass. Two of the latest novels from this collaboration include Jordan’s Stormy Banks and Cut to the Bone. Dr. Bass will have books for sale at the event.
Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, where services are an example of your tax dollars at work for you. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197.