Be part of the Isotopic Silk Road project that is underway with the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at the Departments of Human Evolutionary Biology and History (Profs. Tuross and McCormick) at Harvard University. Up to ten hours/week are needed for up to three students. The main tasks are sample weighing, data analysis and graph production. Contact us for this unique opportunity.
Suppose you want to track climate over the past century. That’s easy enough to accomplish with existing records — but what if you want to go back 500 years? What about 1,000 years? What if you want to go back even further?
McCormick, the Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History and chair of the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, will lead a project aimed at constructing the most detailed… Read more about Annals of Climate
Harvard Archaeology Professor Noreen Tuross sought to rehabilitate the image of Neanderthals as meat-eating brutes last week, presenting evidence that, though they almost certainly ate red meat, Neanderthal diets also consisted of other foods — like escargot.
Evidence from Neanderthal bones collected from the Shanidar cave in Northern Iraq decades ago and analyzed recently by Tuross indicate that at least that particular Neanderthal was not a heavy carnivore. Neanderthals, she suggested, had a varied diet that included meat, but that was not solely… Read more about Of Neanderthals and dairy farmers