Arqueología Interactiva: Crowdsourcing Collaboration in Dominican Republic 22 September 2016
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 20 September 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 02 September 2016
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 25 August 2016
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 19 August 2016
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 15 August 2016
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 30 July 2016
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.
Dominican settlement sites from above 07 July 2016
Some images from the UAV campaign, using a small quadrocopter to map pre-Columbian and historic archaeological sites in the Dominican Republic from above, presenting a very different view of the landscape. By Till Sonneman
Reconstruction of Amerindian Village St. Vincent – Completed by local volunteers 29 June 2016
Local volunteers have successfully completed the reconstruction of an Amerindian village at Argyle, St. Vincent that was initiated with NEXUS 1492 last January. The site was initially excavated by NEXUS 1492 archaeologists Dr. Corinne Hofman and Dr. Menno Hoogland and revealed floor plans of a number of Amerindian houses. The reconstruction was based on these excavated floor plans and detailed descriptions of 16th century travellers.
Un antiguo alimento caribeño muy nutritivo, pero peligroso 16 June 2016
Loma de Guayacanes (Nexus 1492) — En los albores de la conquista y de la colonización española del Nuevo Mundo, hace más de 515 años, uno de los principales protagonistas de ese evento en la isla de La Española pudo observar y documentar el uso que los indígenas de la región del Higüey hacían de un alimento muy nutritivo y conocido como pan de guáyiga. Fue Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, en su conocida obra Apologética Historia de las Indias, quien describió cómo los indígenas de la isla hacían el pan o bollo de guáyiga con la masa extraída del tronco subterráneo de una planta silvestre del género Zamia (guáyiga en la República Dominicana, marunguey en Puerto Rico y coontie o conti en las Bahamas y la Florida).