ANSI/ASB Standard 149

Standard for Taphonomic Observations in Support of the Postmortem Interval

First Edition, 2022
Consensus Body: Anthropology

This standard provides requirements for describing and analyzing the taphonomic effects on human remains and associated evidence that can be observed in the laboratory as well as in the field.  Also, it provides requirements for recording and reporting the taphonomic and contextual indicators that contribute to estimating the postmortem interval in sufficient detail to allow for independent interpretation, replication, and verification of conclusions drawn.