Tiffiny Tung

  • Vanderbilt University

    Class of 2015: Holly Glass digs into the past and embraces her heritage

    Holly Glass arrived at Vanderbilt feeling “weird and different.” She kept to herself her identity as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Checking in four years later, things are entirely different. Read More

    Apr 30, 2015

  • Tiffiny Tung and skull

    New clues to the lives of Grassmere slaves

    A new study reveals details about the slaves who lived and died at Grassmere Plantation—now home to the Nashville Zoo. Read More

    Jan 22, 2015

  • Tiffiny Tung and skull

    Vanderbilt Magazine: How to study a skeleton

    Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology, is on familiar terms with the dead. She may not know their names, but she can tell you a surprising amount of information about how they lived—and even, on occasion, how they died. Read More

    Sep 11, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    How to study a skeleton: Expert advice from anthropology professor Tiffiny Tung

    Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology, is on familiar terms with the dead. She may not know their names, but she can tell you a surprising amount of information about how they lived—and even, on occasion, how they died. That they drew their last breaths more… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Student Skull Sessions in Peru

    Vanderbilt archaeologist Tiffiny Tung leads students to Peru where they assist in groundbreaking research into the Wari culture, a society that existed over 1500 years ago. Tung is the recipient of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Cup.  The award is given annually for “the greatest contribution outside the classroom to undergraduate student-faculty… Read More

    Jul 18, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Skull Sessions

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: How country music stars are “lifting lives“ Vanderbilt archaeologist leads students on skull sessions See what Vanderbilt is blowing up! [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Jul 13, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Tiffiny Tung awarded Chancellor’s Cup

    Tiffiny Tung (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt University) The Department of Anthropology’s Tiffiny Tung was surprised with the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Cup on Oct. 13 when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interrupted what Tung thought was to be a departmental meeting. “I was so pleased when you came to Vanderbilt,… Read More

    Oct 14, 2011

  • Watch: “The Living Dead: Ancient Ancestors and Mummies in the Pre-Incan Andes”

    Watch: “The Living Dead: Ancient Ancestors and Mummies in the Pre-Incan Andes”

    Watch video of a Nov. 11 talk "The Living Dead: Ancient Ancestors and Mummies in the Pre-Incan Andes, " by Dr. Tiffiny Tung, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Read More

    Nov 12, 2009