Welcome to Scopes & Scrolls, the blog written by the community of undergraduate, graduate and professional archaeologists, classicists, historians, medievalists and scientists involved with the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard. As eager freshmen, seasoned professors and everything in-between, we come together from institutional homes scattered across Harvard Yard in a wide spectrum of departments from computer science and biological anthropology to classics and history. We are a group of curious minds with diverse experiences and backgrounds but united in the goal of better understanding the human past through collaboration and an increasingly deep and varied multidisciplinary toolkit. In this blog, we share with you the reports of our ongoing labors and projects, our discoveries and surprises. We hope you will join us.