Life at Colonial Harvard: The Archaeological Evidence

Harvard University’s 1650 charter founded a multicultural educational setting when it committed the new institution “to the education of the English and Indian Youth of this Country in knowledge and godliness.” Join Diana Loren and Patricia Capone in a 35-minute video presentation of the Harvard Yard Archaeology Project’s findings to date, including printing type from the first printing press in the British colonies and the results of the fourth excavation in Harvard Yard, conducted in 2014. The Project contributes to renewing that commitment by seeking deeper knowledge of seventeenth-century Harvard College and its Native American and English students. The lecture presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology accompanies the “Digging Veritas” exhibition at the Museum.