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“This is a perfect example of the way the arts can meld into the undergraduate curriculum and serve as an important teaching tool for the big questions that archaeology and anthropology pose,”  said Harvard President Drew Faust (left). In offering some background on the course, Assistant Professor Matthew J. Liebmann (right) said, “Everybody in the course has a little archaeological experience because they all took part in an excavation in Harvard Yard. So everybody has been in the dirt at least one day.”

Faust digs Gen Ed

University president visits ceramics studio for hands-on lesson in archaeology

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Robin Fleming, a one-time junior fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows, is using her year as a Radcliffe Fellow to finish her third book, “Living and Dying in Early Medieval Britain.” She recently gave a lecture on economic calamity in early medieval Britain, and how people in desperate straits turned to “recycling” Roman ruins for what they needed.

Medieval recycling

A historian looks at fifth century Britain to shed fresh light on ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’

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