Amidst the news of continuing lead pollution crises, foremost researchers in this field will present new, groundbreaking and alarming data on the effects of long-term lead pollution, renewing the call to eliminate lead from our cities, homes and the environment. This event is open to the public and the media.
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Stunning recent results from our collaboration with the Climate Change Institute of the University of Maine, reveal new evidence about our human past sealed within the Colle Gnifetti ice core. A groundbreaking new, open-access article in Antiquity, sheds new light on the foundations of the European economy and the devastating volcanic eruption of 536AD.
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
The growing prominence of the work of Harvard’s Initiative for the Science of the Human Past (SoHP) and the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM) was hard to miss at the eighth biennial world gathering of biomolecular archaeologists in Jena, Germany, September 18-21, 2018. The International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (ISBA) was hosted by Johannes Krause and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPISHH), SoHP’s collaborative partner in the creation of MHAAM....
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Johannes Krause (Director, Department of Archaeogenetics, MPISSH Jena, Univ. Tübingen),
With comments by Edward T. Ryan, Director of Global Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, and Principal Investigator, Harvard collaboration with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh Noreen Tuross, Landon T. Clay Professor of Scientific Archaeology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.