Mission Statement | CFAR | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Mission Statement

The Complex for Forensic Anthropology Research at Southern Illinois University (CFAR@SIU) is dedicated to maintaining a world-class research facility where scientifically sound investigations on the effect southern Illinois’ unique climate and environmental conditions have on taphonomic processes can be conducted.

In addition, CFAR is committed to providing high quality, professional training and education in Forensic Anthropology to students and law enforcement professionals alike, through traditional semester-long courses, short courses, and training seminars. Through these research and educational efforts, CFAR strives to assist law enforcement with the identification of unknown deceased individuals.