Investigating the Santa Cruz 35 archaeological site in Aruba
In the framework of the MOU between the National Archaeological Museum Aruba and ERC Synergy NEXUS1492, new explorative research is being conducted on the Santa Cruz 35 site.
Global experts meet on Bonaire for conference on Caribbean Coastal Dynamics and Sustainability
Tourism Corporation Bonaire and NEXUS1492 are launching the working conference Coastal Dynamics and Ecosystem Change during a public event. The conference, which takes place from 18 to 21 October at the Plaza Beach Resort Bonaire, brings together key experts from around the globe to move forward the agenda of sustainable coastal development in the wider Caribbean Region.
Leiden University Hosts the Closing Symposium of the 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”. Over 50 participants came together to share results, projects and future research directions on the impacts of cultural encounters between Amerindians Europeans and Africans. Speakers included HERA-CARIB collaborators and members of the Kalinago communities in St. Vincent and Dominica, as well as representatives of the indigenous communities in Suriname.
Arqueología Interactiva: Crowdsourcing Collaboration in Dominican Republic
Bridging heritage education with technology, a collaboration effort between Nexus1492 researchers Eloise Stancioff, Eldris con Aguilar, Habiba and Director of the Museo de Altos Chavon, Arlene Alvarez took place. Together they developed an interactive crowdsourcing platform, Arqueología Interactiva, a link to this tool is presented on the website of Museo de Altos Chavon. This crowdsourcing tool was presented in Montecristi, Dominican Republic at the Liceo Secundario José Martí school in August 2015.
Report from the IV Landscape Archaeology Conference Uppsala-Sweden, 22-25 August 2016
The Landscape Archaeology Conference is an initiative created at the Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam in 2010 with the objective of uniting researchers from different disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology, geography, ecology, between others, to present and debate research oriented to understand the landscape of past and present human societies. After the initial edition in Amsterdam, other meetings were held in Berlin-Germany (2012), Rome-Italy (2014), and Uppsala-Sweden this summer.
Reunión de Teoría Arqueológica en América del Sur
The Reunión de Teoría Arqueológica en América del Sur (TAAS, meeting of Theoretical Archaeology in South America) began in 1998 as a result of the interest shown by a group of South American archaeologists to present and debate about archaeological theories and their applications and implications in the political, social and cultural contexts of the countries of this region. The first meeting, held in Brazil, was a small gathering of researchers. From then on the meetings have grown in acceptancy and followers. After Brazil other meetings followed, such as Olavarría-Argentina (2000), Bogotá-Colombia (2002), Catamarca-Argentina (2007), Caracas-Venezuela (2010), Goiânia-Brasil (2012), San Felipe-Chile (2014), La Paz-Bolivia (2016), and the next one to be held in Ecuador in 2018.
An ancient and nutritious – but dangerous – Caribbean food
Loma de Guayacanes (Nexus 1492) — More than 510 years ago, at the dawn of the Spanish conquest and colonization of the New World, one of the protagonists of this event in the island of Hispaniola observed and documented the use that the natives of the region of Higüey made of a highly nutritious food known as guáyiga bread.
Indigenous Peoples in Trinidad - Launch New Book
During a festive celebration of the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on Tuesday August 9, the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community of Trinidad launched the book The Indigenous Peoples of Trinidad and Tobago From the First Settlers until Today, by Dr. Arie Boomert of the Caribbean Research Group of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. The Santa Rosa First Peoples Community is recognized by the government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago as the legitimate representative of the indigenous peoples (‘Amerindians’) of this Caribbean twin island nation. The launch took place in the National Library at Port-of-Spain.
Entrevista Proyecto NEXUS
Conversación con los profesores investigadores Dr. Jorge Ulloa y Prof. Roberto Valcárcel del proyecto de arqueología NEXUS1492 que presentan su libro “Indígenas e indios en el Caribe”.
Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman Elected Member of Academia Europaea
The Council of the Academia Europaea (AE) has announced Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman as one of the new AE members to the four Classes of humanities; social and related sciences; exact sciences and life sciences. Dr. Hofman is one of a number of eminent international scholars from across the continent of Europe who were invited to accept membership in 2016, following an extensive peer evaluation process.