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Caribbean Connections: Cultural Encounters in a New World Setting (CARIB)
What socio-cultural transformations did indigenous communities in the Lesser Antilles undergo from the late precolonial to the early colonial period in response to Amerindian European-African cultural encounters? How did Amerindian populations realign themselves in response to the colonisation…
Houses for the living and the dead
Organisation of settlement space and residence rules among the Taino, the indigenous people of the Caribbean encountered by Columbus
Jason Laffoon's Archaeometry article in top 20 most read
The research article ‘The life history of an enslaved African’ is one of the top 20 read Archaeometry articles in the period of January 2017 to December 2018.
‘Archaeology is quintessentially interdisciplinary'
Professor of Archaeometry Patrick Degryse analyses archaeological finds using techniques from chemistry, physics and biology. He will give his inaugural lecture on 19 February. He reflects on three interesting propositions from his lecture.
2016 Annual Meeting Ceramic Petrology Group
Archaeology of the Americas
The main research areas are the development of Amerindian societies and the impacts of colonial encounters in the regions around the Caribbean Sea. These are the nexus of the first interactions between the New and the Old World. The focus is on rewriting a crucial and neglected chapter in global history…
The focus of this programme is the inter-community social relationships and transformations of island networks in the Lesser Antilles across the historical divide.
Interfacing the past
Computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology CAA95.
Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology
A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean
- Week 1: 8-15 January 2017
- Week 2: 12–18 January, 2020
Unravelling networks of human mobility and exchange of goods and ideas from a pre-colonial, pan-Caribbean perspective
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”.
- Week 2: 13-19 January 2019
Dental analysis gives unique insight in life of enslaved African
A new study published in Archaeometry describes the unexpected results obtained from analyses of five human teeth discovered in a ritual cache at an enslaved African plantation site on the island of Saba in the Caribbean.
Abrupt Climate Change and Cultural Transformation in Syria in Late Prehistory (c. 6800-5800 BC)
This abrupt climate change of 8200 years ago (the so-called 8.2k calBP climate event) has received wide attention among natural scientists, also because of today's rapid climate changes and their impact on our own society. The archaeological implications, however, have not been investigated so far.…
Ongoing excavations at Les Cottés (near Poitiers, France)
Les Cottés is one the rare site in western Europe with occupations in sequence by the very last Neandertals and the first anatomically modern humans.
Dean Archaeology Corinne Hofman Member of Academia Europaea
The Council of the Academia Europaea (AE) has announced prof.dr. Corinne Hofman as one of the new Academy members. Corinne Hofman, Dean of the Faculty of Archaeology is one of a number of eminent international scholars from across the continent of Europe who were invited to accept membership in 2016,…
From precious stones to utilitarian wares: the value of geoscience in archaeology
2019 Hall of fame
Over the past year, many of our staff and students have won prizes, been awarded a substantial grant or been appointed to an academic association or a position in public life. All of these are good reasons to include them in our 2019 Hall of Fame. We are proud of them all.