Congratulations Gene Shev!
Congratulations to Gene Shev who has received the grant for a NWO PhD in the Humanities!
Gene is currently finishing his Research Master thesis, which focuses on unravelling the entanglement of human-dog relationships at the pre-colonial sites of El Flaco and El Carril through isotopic studies of dog bone material. He will start his PhD in September 2018 at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University under the supervision of Jason Laffoon and Corinne Hofman. Read the abstract of his PhD research proposal below!
Congratulations Mereke van Garderen and Jan Christoph Athenstädt!
On May 25th, Jan Christoph Athenstädt and Mereke van Garderen defended their PhD dissertations at the University of Konstanz.
New Article: A bioavailable strontium isoscape for Western Europe: A machine learning approach
Clement P. Bataille, Isabella C.C. von Holstein, Jason E. Laffoon, Malte Wilmes, Xiao-Ming Liu, and Gareth R. Davies recently published a new article in Plos|one entitled 'A bioavailable strontium isoscape for Western Europe: A machine learning approach'. Read the abstract below!
New Article: Introducing visual neighbourhood configurations for total viewsheds
Tom Brughmans, Mereke van Garderen, and Mark Gillings recently published their article entitled "Introducing visual neighbourhood configurations for total viewshed" in the Journal of Archaeological Science! Read the highlights and abstract below!
Excavations White Marl, Jamaica
In a three way collaboration between the Nexus 1492 group, the Department of History and Archaeology at UWI Mona, and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, excavations are currently being undertaken at the site of White Marl, Jamaica (AD 900-1500).
Congratulations to Eduardo Herrera Malatesta!
On the 15th of March Eduardo Herrera Malatesta successfully defended his PhD dissertation in the Klein Auditorium at Leiden University. Congratulations!!
Columbus' footprint in Hispaniola: a paleoenvironmental record of Indigenous and Colonial impacts on the landscape of the central Cibao Valley, northern Dominican Republic
This article is the result of a collaboration between Alvaro Castilla-Beltrán, Henry Hooghiemstra, Menno L.P. Hoogland, Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez, Bas van Geel, Micheal H. Field, Timme Donders, Eduardo Herrera Malatesta, Jorge Ulloa Hung, Crystal H. McMichael, William D. Gosling, and Corinne L. Hofman. The article is currently in press and will soon be published in Anthropocene.
Congratulations to Eloise Stancioff!
On the 9th of May Eloise successfully defended her PhD dissertation in front of a board of examiners in the Klein Auditorium at Leiden University
Lewis Borck's Leiden experience: "Theories and methods brought me in first"
In this month's edition of the Faculty of Archaeology (Leiden University) newsletter Lewis Borck wrote about his research and time at the faculty in the series 'Pass on the Trowel'. In this series, members of staff of the Faculty of Archaeology are asked to pick a colleague of whom they would like to know more.
Blog Post: Starches of the Red House site, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Zara Ali, a guest Research Assistant of the Nexus 1492 project, writes about her work analyzing microbotanical remains from dental calculus from the site of The Red House, Port-of-Spain, in Trinidad.