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Impressions from the Nexus 1492 fieldwork in the Dominican Republic
The summer has flown by and the Nexus 1492 team in Valverde, Dominican Republic, has once again had an exciting and successful season!
Lewis Borck's Leiden experience: "Theories and methods brought me in first"
One and half years ago, Lewis Borck exchanged the arid and hot Southwest of the USA for the Netherlands. While an expert in Ancestral Pueblo and Hohokam archaeology, he switched to the Caribbean as a researcher in the NEXUS 1492 project. “Theories and methods brought me in first.”
Leiden University hosts closing symposium of HERA-CARIB Project
On 26 and 27 September 2016, the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University hosted the closing symposium of the HERA-CARIB project “Caribbean Connections: Cultural encounters in a New World setting”.
Invisible Landscapes: Colonialism and history in Montecristi
Archaeologist Eduardo Herrera Malatesta reflects on the unfamiliarity with the pre-Columbian past that he encountered during fieldwork in the Montecristi province in the Dominican Republic.
Knowledge of Caribbean Amerindians crucial for colonisation of Americas
The significance of indigenous Amerindian knowledge has been marginalised in the history of the colonisation of the Americas. Wrongly, according to research by Leiden archaeologists. Indigenous knowledge and infrastructure were essential for the 'success' of the Spanish colonisers. Publication in the
Andrzej Antczak to head World Archaeology: “Keeping archaeology relevant in a globalising world”
With the departure of Tesse Stek to the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome for three years, Andrzej Antczak will take over the role of Departmental Head for World Archaeology in September 2018. We spoke with him to learn more about his background, ideas, and plans for the future.
Archaeologist Hayley Mickleburgh guest at talkshow RTL Late Night
On Thursday January 19, 2017, Hayley Mickleburgh was invited to speak at the Dutch talkshow RTL Late Night. Here she talked about her research on so called 'body farms', where the decomposition of bodies is being investigated.
Seascape Corridors, Modeling Routes to Connect Communities Across the Caribbean Sea
Indigenous Landscape (De)colonization and Transformations in the "New World"
Rescue excavations in the Caribbean
Alongside the incredible devastation brought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the fall of 2017, the storms have had an extremely damaging effect on the archaeological site of Sauteurs Bay on the North coast of Grenada. This unique and important site is now left exposed and vulnerable to the elements.