Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical or biological anthropology to the legal process. Physical or biological anthropologists who specialize in forensics primarily focus their studies on the human skeleton.
The American Board of Forensic Anthropology was incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit organization to provide, in the public interest and the advancement of science, a program of certification in forensic anthropology.
ABFA board certification denotes the highest recognized level of professional qualification in the field of forensic anthropology. Diplomate certification is based upon a personal and professional record of education and training, experience, and achievement.