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Samantha Blatt speaks on panel

June 25, 2020



Dr. Samantha Blatt, Anthropology, was one of four panelists for the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Juneteenth Celebration. The panel focused on the connection of food, culture, and memory. This event was live-streamed and will be avilable on YouTube. Blatt has been working with Drs. John Dudgeon and former ISU Visiting Professor, Amy Michael (currently UNH) to examine the dental calculus of individuals interred at the African Burying Ground in Portsmouth, NH in hopes of understanding their diet and health and the concepts of autonomy and negotiated peripherality in regards to food in terms of the versatility and resilience within Black history. As the calculus samples are processed and analyzed, they hope to provide the results in an accessible way to various audiences.







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