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Scroll down to the bottom of each edition of this newsletter to see one of the most popular social media posts from our Facebook page in recent weeks. It's like dessert, but without the calories.
Monday, July 9–Friday July 18, 9:30 am–noon
Summer Science Week
Time Travelers-Viajeros en el Tiempo
Advance registration required
Explore the daily life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, clay, food, outdoor games, and some surprises. Learn a little Spanish and become a magnificent Mesoamerican for a week.
Monday, August 20–Friday August 24, 9:30 am–noon
Summer Science Week
Advance registration required
Become an experimental anthropologist and use a spear thrower, drill a hole with a bow-drill, and try other technologies of native peoples of North America.
New Gardner Photography Fellow Named
The museum is pleased to announce the selection of the 2018 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. Following an international search, the Gardner Fellowship committee awarded the Fellowship to photographer  Zhang Xiao  (China). The Fellowship carries a $50,000 stipend to begin or complete a proposed project followed by the publication of a book. Previous recipients include Alessandra Sanguinetti and Dayanita Singh.
In Case You Missed It
Why Cancer Is Everywhere
"Bodies have a 'collective cellular intelligence' that has evolved to keep cancer incidence lower than it would otherwise be." -- From the Harvard Gazette story describing the April 4 Why Cancer Is Everywhere talk by Athena Aktipis. The livestream will remain on Facebook until the talk is posted on the museum's website.
Eduardo Matos Moctezuma led the team that ultimately unearthed Mexico City's Great Temple and its Aztec treasures. The announcement of his Facebook livestream was shared 68 times. Watch the recorded livestream of his April 10 talk, which will remain on Facebook until the talk is posted on the museum's website.
In Spanish with English translation.
Header: Detail of Plains Indian calumet (pipe) stem, ca. 1780-1830. PM 99-12-10/53101.2; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, ©President and Fellows of Harvard College . Matos image by George Ypes.
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