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Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat: Recent findings from research across the Columbian divide

  • Dr. Krysta Ryzewski
Date
2 November 2017
Time
Address
Van Steenis Building
 
 Leiden, the Netherlands
Room
F0.06

On Thursday 2nd of November Dr Krysta Ryzewski will give a lecture with the title “Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat: Recent findings from research across the Columbian divide”.

Time: 3 - 5 PM, discussion included

Venue: Room F0.06

This presentation presents some of the early findings from the Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat (SLAM) project’s NEH-funded research program (2015-19), which is at its halfway point. This project explores the intricacies of Caribbean colonization on Montserrat during what is framed as a “long contact period”, a time of major social and environmental change about which little is known archaeologically or historically on the island. Examples from historic and late prehistoric sites, and issues concerning contemporary cultural heritage, will be discussed.  

Biography 

Krysta Ryzewski, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), is a historical archaeologist whose research focuses on disruptive socio-environmental processes, diaspora, and technology in urban North America and in the Caribbean (Montserrat). Dr. Ryzewski’s archaeological research in the Caribbean and in Detroit is widely published, has been featured in Science, and is funded by multiple agencies in the sciences and humanities. Recent publications include Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action (Oxford University Press, 2017, with L. McAtackney). Faculty profile page