Secrets of the Campus Cadavers

8 EpisodesProduced by University Marketing and Communications

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.

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February 6th, 2018

2:29

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.

Episode 1: The Discovery

February 6th, 2018

6:53

Begin exploring the Secrets of the Campus Cadavers on the morning of the discovery. Hear investigators' first reactions as questions emerge.

Episode 2: The Building

February 13th, 2018

8:53

Archaeologists share what they learned as they investigated the remains on-site. The history of the George Thomas Building gives clues to the …

Episode 3: The Remains

February 20th, 2018

12:31

Our investigation now turns to the remains themselves. What does an anthropologist see when she looks at these bones?

Episode 4: Cadavers Today

February 27th, 2018

10:42

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.

Episode 5: Cadavers Through History

March 6th, 2018

9:56

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 …

Episode 6: Unclaimed Bodies

March 13th, 2018

9:36

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.

Episode 7: The Last Word

March 20th, 2018

10:05

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 …

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