Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Introduction

Success Story: Creating an International Databank of Skeletal Biomarkers for Human Identification

Success Story: Creating an International Databank of Skeletal Biomarkers for Human Identification

NIJ and University of South Florida

Report Date

September 2016

Impact

“Forensic anthropology today is largely about applying methods and theory from studies in human variation to aid in the identification of human remains. The key is to find an approach which takes into account biological, cultural, and legal diversity so that families of the missing and the broader community find resolution and peace.” - Erin Kimmerle, Ph.D., Director, Florida Institute of Forensic Anthropology and Applied Sciences, University of South Florida