Exhibition: Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard
May 12, 2009 - January 31, 2010
Student archaeologists unearthed evidence of colonial Harvard as a landscape shaped by social and religious tensions that affected everything from Native American and English settler relationships to the everyday routines of student life. As the students searched for meaning in the material remains of Harvard students of the past, three themes emerged: literacy and the Indian College; rule (breaking) and religion; and negotiations of social status. Who knew small buried fragments could reveal so much?