You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe



Harvard paleontologist recalled for spirit, infectious wit

After reading several marvelous stories about the life of the late Harvard paleontologist Farish Jenkins, I was filled with regret that I never had the chance to experience his wit and intelligence firsthand.

Earlier this month, I attended a packed memorial service at Harvard University’s Memorial Church — a farewell celebration that was full of emotion, humor, and whimsy as colleagues, students, and family members remembered Jenkins’s life as a teacher, discoverer, and father.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week