Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship Award Ceremony
On the 25th of September 2018, Corinne Hofman will be awarded the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (DLF) by NIAS and the Lorentz Center. During this ceremony, Dr. Hofman will give a talk on the study of Indigenous histories.
CAA 2019 - Digital Landscapes in Archaeology: From field recording to the reconstruction of human use of space
Eduardo Herrera Malatesta (Nexus1492, Leiden University), Israel Hinojosa-Balina (CIESAS, Durham University), and Moises Hernandez-Cordero (IKAnt, Institute for the Study of the Ancient Culture) are organizing a session at the upcoming CAA conference (23-27 April 2019) entitled "Digital Landscapes in Archaeology: From field recording to the reconstruction of human use of space"
New Article: "Indios en Cuba" - a new vision on 16th-century documents
Roberto Valcárcel Rojas and María Elia Velázquez recently published an article entitled "Indios en Cuba. Una nueva lectura de un documento histórico del siglo XVI" in Arqueología! Read the abstract below.
NEXUS1492 documentary in new Smithsonian Exhibition in New York City
The NEXUS documentary trailer “Bajo la Tierra del Encuentro” is featured in the latest Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Exhibition in New York City.
Amerind Brown Bag Seminar
On the 4th of October the Society for American Archaeology and Amerind Museum will host a public seminar presentation. This seminar focuses on Identity, Cultural Persistance, and Transformation Among Spanish Colonialisms.
New Article: New Insights into Use-Wear Development in Bodily Ornaments Through the Study of Ethnographic Collections
This article recently appeared in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory and is the result of a collaboration between Catarina Guzzo Falci, Jacques Cuisin, André Delpuech, Annelou van Gijn, and Corinne L. Hofman. Read the abstract below!
NEXUS1492 RMA graduates of 2018!
With the start of the new academic year NEXUS1492 would like to extend congratulations to Noortje Wauben, Gene Shev, and Emma de Mooij for graduating from the RMA track ‘Religion and Society in Native American Cultures’ over the summer. All three students wrote theses related to various aspects of the NEXUS1492 project and received excellent grades and evaluations. Read about their research below!
Computer models chart extensive Caribbean intern-island networks
The precolonial inhabitants of the Caribbean islands communicated, travelled, and exchanged objects and ideas along an expansive inter-island network. Understanding sea-based movement is a vital component to understanding inter-island networks in the Caribbean prior to and just after 1492. New methods of computer modeling shed light on these issues. Emma Slayton is set to discuss her work on this topic at her Defense on the 12th of September.
RTL Nieuws: Meliam Vigano Gaspar interviewed about isolated Indigenous groups
New drone footage of the Amazon has revealed Indigenous groups living isolated in the rainforest of northeastern Brasil in the Javari Valley.
New Article: Columbus' environmental impact in the New World: Land use change in the Yaque River valley, Dominican Republic
Recently the article entitled "Columbus' environmental impact in the New World: Land use and change in the Yaque River valley, Dominican Republic" appeared in The Holocene. This article is the result of a joint effort by Henry Hooghiemstra, Thomas Olijhoek, Menno Hoogland, Maarten Prins, Bas van Geel, Timme Donders, William Donders, and Corinne Hofman. Read the abstract below!