The Anthropology Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to application of anthropological methods and theory, particularly those relating to the recovery and analysis of human remains.
Thomas Holland, Ph.D., Subcommittee Chair, U.S. Department of Defense Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Diane France, Ph.D., Subcommittee Vice Chair, Human Identification Laboratory of Colorado
Todd Fenton, Ph.D., Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Michigan State University
Donna Catherine Boyd, Ph.D., Radford University
Sharon Derrick, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Paul Emanovsky, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Defense Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Central Identification Laboratory
Kristen Hartnett, Ph.D., Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Joseph Hefner, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Jennifer Love, Ph.D., Office Chief Medical Examiner, Washington D.C.
Daniel Martin, State of Arizona/Maricopa County (Legal Resource Representative)
Wendy McQuade, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Nicholas Passalacqua, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Defense Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Richard Thomas, Ph.D., Federal Bureau of Investigation
Best Practice Recommendation for Facial Approximation in Forensic Anthropology.
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registries constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners. Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee represent the consensus opinion of the subcommittee, not necessarily the position of the entire OSAC organization or NIST.
* The documents below originated from the former FBI/DoD sponsored SWGANTH working group. The website SWGANTH.org as of November 13, 2018 is not affiliated with the former FBI/DoD sponsored group of the same name.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015