“People today can’t imagine Jazz Fest without Congo Square,” Regis said. “But bringing the Koindu marketplace to life took a great effort by many people. It wasn’t just about adding black vendors. It was about changing the structure of the festival and its governance.”
Dr. Brophy’s particular research interests involve using morphometric analyses to examine taxonomic differences among Plio-Pleistocene fossil hominins and evaluate phylogenetic hypotheses regarding their evolution. Specifically, she employs a two-dimensional morphometric tool, Elliptical Fourier Function Analysis (EFFA), to quantify and identify species-specific dental characteristics.
LSU Anthropologist, Dr. Ginesse Listi has been named a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, or ABFA, the highest level of certification a forensic anthropologist can obtain.
11th Annual Louisiana Book Festival; Saturday, November 1, 2014; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, Capitol Park Museum and neighboring streets in downtown Baton Rouge.
Geography and Anthropology faculty awarded distinguished honors
The Department of Geography and Anthropology recently hired two new faculty members who will begin as assistant professors in August 2014: Micha Rahder from UC-Santa Cruz and Kory Konsoer from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Andrew Sluyter has worked to change the amount of credit LSU students get for having taken the Human Geography Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses in high school.
Dr. Giacomo Parrinello will be teaching GEOG 4997, Geography and Environmental History, in Fall 2014 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00pm.
The Louisiana State University Field School will take place this summer in Florida. Instruction will cover basic excavation techniques, artifact analysis, and mapping.
Anthropology course listings with descriptions for the Spring 2014 semester. For a complete course listing, please see the LSU course catalog.