Under the auspices of the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, we are launching an exciting new virtual Research Center at Harvard and Jena: The Max Planck Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM). We are combining our institutions’ strengths in genetics, archaeology, history, and philology to bring the power of 21st-century technology to bear on some of history's great unsolved questions, starting with the peopling of the ancient Mediterranean, and the identity and impact of ancient pathogens on the fall of the Roman Empire.
On Tuesday, October 10, Harvard will be hosting an inaugural workshop presenting some of the remarkable results of the initial research programs undertaken by MHAAM. We would be honored if you are able to join us for this unique event in Harvard Yard:
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Public presentations of the first scientific results from MHAAM. Speakers will include Susan Alcock (University of Michigan), Johannes Krause (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena), Iosif Lazaridis, Michael McCormick, and David Reich (Harvard University). Barker Center: Thompson Room (12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA).
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Reception