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Leandro Matthews Cascon
Archaeologist Meliam Gaspar interviewed about isolated indigenous groups by Dutch news show
On the occassion of the appearance of new drone footage of indigenous groups living isolated in the Amazon rainforest, Meliam Gaspar was interviewed by RTL Nieuws. She spoke about the dangers these people face due to the encroaching modern world.
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behaviors influence patterns of genetic diversity in Northwestern Amazonia
Lecture, Areal Histories
Hunting a Hunter's Tale
The main aim of Eva's research is to create a frame of reference in which these animals as symbols must be understood, be they depicted on pottery, as amulets, as floor plans or in any other way. This frame of reference can then be used to interpret the various animal images encountered by Caribbean…
Manioc and Amazonian Prehistory: Veni grant for Konrad Rybka
How did manioc, a poisonous root, become the staple of Amazonia and change the lives of prehistoric Amazonian peoples? Veni grant recipient, Konrad Rybka aims to unravel this mystery using a variety of research methods across different disciplines.
These are the seven Veni laureates of Humanities
No less than seven scholars of the Faculty of Humanities were awarded a Veni grant. Veni grants are aimed at excellent researcher who recently obtained their doctorate. With a maximum grant of 250.000 euros, the laureates can develop their research ideas in the coming three years.
Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas
BRASILIAE. Indigenous Knowledge in the Making of Science: Historia Naturalis Brasiliae (1648).
Investigating the intercultural connections that shaped practices of knowledge production in colonial Dutch Brazil.
- SAPPHIRE journal club: Hornborg (2005)
Veni grants for 25 Leiden researchers
From molecular ping-pong to cassava in the Amazon, and from extraterrestrial life to special antibodies. Twenty-five researchers from Leiden University have been awarded a Veni grant from the NWO. A grant of up to 250,000 euros will give them the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas over…
- Language and the human past
Archaeology should have local use and lead to more sustainability
Leiden heritage expert Sjoerd van der Linde is carrying out research on the heritage of the Caribbean region. This research forms part of the international Nexus 1492 project on the consequences of colonisation for the Americas. ‘We first have to find out what the local population wants.'
News & events by ACPA PhD-candidates
Upcoming events, new publications and news about our PhD-candidates
Rewriting Caribbean history with local archaeologists
More than fifty researchers are working together to describe the colonisation of the Americas from the Amerindian perspective. In November they will be meeting for the first time, in Leiden. How is Corinne Hofman, Leiden Professor of Archaeology managing the international megaproject Nexus 1492?
Diversity & Empires: Governance of racial and religious plurality overseas (16th-20th centuries)