The National Institute of Justice, through the NamUs program, provides funding and support to provide the following analyses of skeletal remains to investigating agencies:
- Distinguishing historical/archaeological remains from modern remains.
- Development of biological profiles — such as sex, ancestry, stature, and age — to aid searches for possible matches.
- Identifications of skeletal remains based on comparisons of medical and radiographic information.
- Trauma analysis to contribute to cause and manner of death determinations.
For questions on our Anthropology services, please contact your Regional Program Specialist (RPS) assigned to your state.