Phytoliths, paleoecology and plant foodways at El Flaco, northern Dominican Republic
Carlos G. Santiago-Marrero currently works as a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez for the Nexus 1492 project led by Prof. Dr. Corinne L. Hofman. His tasks consist of performing phytolith analyses from soil core samples and features recovered at the archaeological site of El Flaco in the northern Dominican Republic. Obtained results have provided a unique perspective on the past floristic landscape of the site and on the ensuing vegetal changes once the ancient inhabitants of El Flaco settled the area.
The Cemí of Algodón
On Friday the 13th of April Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman and Dr. Menno Hoogland visited the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in Turin (Italy) to see the Cemí de Algodón. The Cemí de Algodón is the only known surviving example of an indigenous precolonial cotton cemí from the Caribbean islands.
Real, Recent, or Replica? Nexus 1492 at the 83rd annual meeting of the SAA
During the upcoming 83rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Washington DC the Nexus 1492 team will be well represented! Read the various abstracts that will be presented by our researchers below!
New Article! Exploring the concept of teaching sea travel: Experiences from Valverde and Montecristi, Dominican Republic
A new article entitled 'Exploring the concept of teaching sea travel: Experiences from Valverde and Montecristi, Dominican Republic' was recently published online in the Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage. This article was written in a joint effort by Eldris Con Aguilar, Emma Slayton, and Corinne L. Hofman. Read the abstract below!
2018 CAA Conference
The annual Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference will be held at Tübingen University, Germany, between the 19th and 23rd of March. Till Sonneman will present his paper entitled 'Archaeological Documentaries from Scratch - Recording and Presentation of a Research Project' in session S12 - Making the most of film and video in archaeology.
'Kolonisatie was sociaal-culturele genocide op indianen'
Een 1.000 jaar oude kies laat zien dat indianen na de kolonisatie deels zijn blijven voortleven in de Caraïben – net als hun cultuur. „Ik wil de indiaanse stem laten horen.”
New Article: Social networks and similarity of site assemblages
a new article entitled "Social networks and similarity of site assemblagess" by Habiba, Jan Athenstädt, Barbara Mills, and Ulrik Brandes was recently published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Read the abstract below!
New Article: Minimum‐Displacement Overlap Removal for Geo‐referenced Data Visualization
An new article was entitled "Minimum‐Displacement Overlap Removal for Geo‐referenced Data Visualization" was recently published in the Computer Graphics Forum. This article was written by Mereke van Garderen, Barbara Pampel, Arlind Nocaj, and Ulrik Brandes. Read the abstract below!
Social Network Modeling
A new article was recently published online in the Annual Review of Statistics and Its Applications entitled "Social Network Modeling". This article was written in a joint effort by Viviana Amati, Alessandro Lomi, and Antonietta Mira.
New Article: Petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry of jadeite-rich artefacts from the Playa Grande excavation site, northern Hispaniola: Evaluation of local provenance from the Río San Juan Complex.
A new article was recently published online by the Geological Society, London, Special Publications entitled "Petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry of jadeite-rich artefacts from the Playa Grande excavation site, northern Hispaniola: evaluation of local provenance from the Río San Juan Complex". This article was written in a joint effort by Hans-Peter Schertl, Walter V. Maresch, Sebastiaan Knippenberg, Andreas Hertwig, Adolfo López Belando, Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, Laura Speich, and Corinne L. Hofman.