Forensic Archaeology Recovery (FAR) Roster


SAA and FAR have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide mutual support in preparing and maintaining a new electronic roster for prospective volunteers who might wish to perform this important but difficult kind of recovery work. (See "Archaeology Prepares For a Possible Mass-Fatality Disaster" article Sept 2005, Volume 5, Number 4)

FAR volunteers assist authorities at the disaster scene to locate, document, and recover human remains, personal effects, and sometimes physical evidence related to the disaster event.

Any current SAA member willing to perform such duties is eligible to sign up on the roster and join FAR. SAA members overseas may sign up, too, although their eligibility for actual deployment will depend partly on practical considerations such as distance and availability.