Samantha Porter

Samantha Porter is a digital imaging specialist with Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota in 2019. Her dissertation research used 3D scanning and quantitative analysis of stone tool technology to investigate the social relationships between Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans in the period just prior to Neanderthal extinction.

Since 2017, she has run the Advanced Imaging Service for Objects and Spaces which aims to make advanced digital imaging technologies accessible to all members of the University of Minnesota community.