This article, by Roberto Valcárcel Rojas, Jason Laffoon, Darlene Weston, Menno Hoogland, and Corinne Hofman, was recently published online in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology!
Are you interested in conducting field research in the Americas? The Caribbean Research Group at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, has another fantastic field school lined up for next summer! Research will be taking us back to the Dominican Republic to continue excavations and surveys at a precolonial site in the northern Valverde region.
On the 4th of December, the Sabarc opened Caribbean Ties at the Saba Heritage Center!
We are very happy to announce that the Academic Cooperation Agreement between the National Archaeological Museum Aruba and the Faculty of Archaeology has been renewed!
On the 20th of November, Corinne Hofman and Tibisay Sankatsing Nava were invited by the Dutch Womens Club to talk about NEXUS1492 and Caribbean Ties at their monthly lunch and lecture in Amsterdam.
On the 25th of November the Museon in The Hague hosted the symposium "Gedeeld Caribisch erfgoed; gedeelde toekomst?" [Shared Caribbean heritage; shared future?]. Corinne Hofman, Tibisay Sankatsing Nava, and partners Suzy Boekhoudt (NAMA) and Fred van Keulen (SECAR) discussed their work in the Caribbean.
Dr. Jorge Ulloa Hung has been recognized for his outstanding publication record by the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo during INTEC's second Week of Science.
On November 16th, former Kalinago chief Irvince Auguiste was honoured by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica with the "Community Service Award". The award was presented to Irvince during the Fourth Annual UWI Alumni & Friends Dinner & Dance.
Congratulations to Katarina Jacobson for winning the Emerging Caribbean Museum Professional Award! The award was presented to her as part of the 30th Museums Association of the Caribbean Conference and General Meeting held last week in Fort-de-France, Martinique.
On the 5th of November the annual Ledendag VSC (Membersday of the Dutch association of science museums and centers) is taking place at the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden. Tibisay Sankatsing Nava, international coordinator of Caribbean Ties, and Diederik Veerman of the Museon will be talking about the communication of NEXUS1492 results to the general public through the Caribbean Ties exhibit at the Museon and in the Caribbean.