Uses new technologies like 3D scanning and virtual reality to study Neanderthals.
Something old, something new, Dr. Samantha Porter studies it all. As a digital archaeologist she uses the newest technology to study the oldest technologies. As a digital preservation specialist at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities specializing in stone tool technology and 3D scanning her research focuses on questions relating to cultural transmission between Neanderthal and Anatomically Modern Human groups. She has a goal of making advanced digital imaging technologies more accessible for all! Coming from a family of refugees she was taught that even through adversity you can make it AND make great things happen.More About Samantha