Archeology dig in Harvard Yard offers glimpse into student life over the centuries

Just a few feet under Harvard Yard are fragments of history that tell the story of the first college in Colonial America which isn’t found on maps or drawings.

Every Thursday, Harvard students spend hours digging and sifting through soil, often finding old pieces of glass and clay roof tiles they believe belonged to a college building from 1638. The artifacts provide insights into student life centuries ago.

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