Secrets of the Campus Cadavers
Summary: In 2016, crews at the University of Utah found human remains at a construction site. Who were they? How did they end up there? Explore the secrets of the campus cadavers.
Our story ends at the Salt Lake City cemetery, where families and friends of those who have donated their bodies to science gather to share memories and find closure. The George Thomas Building remains find their permanent home.
We turn to Utah's prisons and hospitals in the early 20th century as a last effort to learn who was buried under the George Thomas Building.
Dissecting corpses has always been the best way to learn what the body is like inside. A scandal in the U.K., religious views of the resurrection and policy makers helped make body donation to medical schools an accepted practice.
Come with us into a modern cadaver lab to hear how students feel about cadavers today. Kerry Peterson, director of the U's body donor program, discusses the value of using donated bodies in education.
Our investigation now turns to the remains themselves. What does an anthropologist see when she looks at these bones?
Archaeologists share what they learned as they investigated the remains on-site. The history of the George Thomas Building gives clues to the remains' age.
In 2016, crews at the University of Utah found human remains at a construction site. Who were they? How did they end up there? Explore the secrets of the campus cadavers.
Begin exploring the Secrets of the Campus Cadavers on the morning of the discovery. Hear investigators' first reactions as questions emerge.