Anthropology Day Celebration
It's hard to believe that the annual Anthropology Day event at Louisiana State University for 2023 already came and went! Dean Troy Blanchard kicked off the day with a warm welcome speech and then took the time to get to know everyone’s research and greet visitors.
The event was filled with amazing exhibitors, giving guests a fascinating look into the field of anthropology. The intriguing exhibits included:
- Dr. Jill Brophy’s hominid skeletal castings,
- Dr.Rebecca Saunders’ Native American artifacts,
- Dr. Heather McKillop’s artifacts from underwater Maya sites in Belize,
- Dr. David Chicoine’s drone footage of dig sites in Peru,
- Dr. Helen Regis’ posters about the culture and people of New Orleans,
- Ph.D. candidate Kenny Sutherland’s poster involving macroflora and macrofauna from Peru,
- Ph.D. student Kashif Rustamani’s research on agriculture in Pakistan, and
- undergrad Conan Mills’ 3D digital imaging of a resurfaced shipwreck in Louisiana.
Even the geography professors contributed with Dr. Annemarie Galeucia’s Summer In Paris program table and Dr. Jill Trepanier’s work with weather stations she set up around Louisiana. Dwayne Hinton was also present to give a live demonstration using a DJI Mavic Air 2S drone.
Aside from all the exciting exhibits, the event also featured a relaxation zone with AI-generated coloring pages, rocks, and pots for guests to paint and take home. This was a much-needed break during the start of exams this week.
Of course, no event is complete without food, and everyone enjoyed the delicious catering from Mattherne’s. Dean Blanchard was even seen taking selfies with the digital photobooth.
Anthropology Day 2023 at LSU was a huge success, and everyone who attended had a great time. Be sure to mark your calendars for next year's event!
Watch Dean Troy Blanchard's inspiring welcome speech for the event below.