Archived News 2008

Following are In the News items from January to July 2008. For newer items, please visit In the News. For older items, please visit Archived News 2007.

  • 7/08 Pay Dirt in Yard Dig, Harvard Magazine. In a dig led by the director of the Peabody Museum, student archaeologists discover colonial pieces of print type used in North America’s earliest printing press in Harvard Yard.
  • 6/2/08 Ancient Photography, Boston Globe. The Boston Globe recommends the Fragile Memories exhibit of 19th-century photographs from Peabody Museum expeditions to Copan, Honduras.
  • 5/8/08 Speakers Talk about the ‘Renaissance’ Taking Place in Native Nations, Harvard Gazette. Researchers from the Harvard Project on Indian Economic Development discuss the increasing self-determination of Native American tribes at the Peabody Museum.
  • 4/3/08 Eating Meat Led to Smaller Stomachs, Bigger Brains, Harvard Gazette. A paleoanthropologist speaks at the Peabody Museum about the effects of eating meat on human evolution.
  • 3/08 Harvard Reconnects with Its Native American Past, Archaeology Magazine. The Archaeology of Harvard Yard class, led by Peabody Museum director William Fash, searches for the roots of Harvard’s Indian College.
  • 3/20/08 The Story Behind ‘Storied Walls,’ Harvard Gazette. A Peabody Museum Research Associate’s discovery of an ancient Maya mural leads to an exhibition of mural art at the Peabody Museum.
  • 3/13/08 Today’s Picks, Boston Globe. The Boston Globe recommends the new Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas exhibit.
  • 3/9/08 Getting into Harvard, Boston Globe. Native American collections at the Peabody Museum are featured as one of Harvard’s many museum attractions.
  • 1/14/08 Dig Reveals Location of Harvard’s Native Presses, The Times (U.K.). A Peabody Museum dig in Harvard Yard uncovers pieces of early print type used in Harvard’s colonial press operated by a Native American.
  • 1/08 When Farmers Met Foragers, Harvard Magazine. A Peabody Museum collaboration with Harvard Medical School examines ancient DNA to determine the spread of ancient farming populations.
  • 1/1/08 The Scientist: Trash to Treasure, The Scientist [requires subscription]. When ancient peoples chomped on the equivalent of chewing gum and then tossed it away, they left a valuable record of DNA for Peabody Museum and Harvard Medical School researchers.