Caribbean Ties holiday program in Aruba
During the school holidays, the National Archaeological Museum Aruba hosted a holiday program for children focused on Caribbean Ties.
Avond van de Wetenschap & Maatschappij 2019
On the evening of the 7th of October, Prof. dr. Corinne Hofman and Dr. Joseph Sony Jean will attend the Dutch annual Avond van de Wetenschap & Maatschappij (Night of Science & Society).
Congratulations Kaz and Finn!
On Friday the 20th of September, Kaz van Dijk and Finn van der Leden graduated from the Master's at the Academy Building, Leiden University. After the ceremony, Kaz and Finn both signed their name in Leiden University's famous 'zweetkamertje'.
Indigenous Representatives at IACA 2019
This year, Irvince Auguiste (former Chief of the Kalinago Territory in Dominica) and Sardo Sutherland (Kalinago from St. Vincent) joined the 28th Congress of the International Association of Caribbean Archaeology in Barbados, to talk about how local communities should be involved in archaeological research in the Caribbean islands from the outset.
On behalf of Sardo Sutherland and himself, Irvince Auguiste wrote about his participation at the IACA conference. Read about his experiences below.
Survey on Saba
Last week Prof. dr. Corinne Hofman, Dr. Menno Hoogland, and Dr. Ryan Espersen continued their research on Saba with a few surveys around the island.
A look inside the Saba Archaeological Center
Leiden University has conducted archaeological field research on Saba since 1987. These projects have been led by Prof. dr. Corinne Hofman, Dr. Menno Hoogland, and Dr. Ryan Espersen. Currently, the Saba Heritage Center temporarily showcases a collection of finds from these projects as part of the display of the island's long heritage.
The Caribbean Ties exhibition's move to a new location on Dominica
The Caribbean Ties exhibition hosted on Dominica has moved to a new location. Previously, the exhibition was displayed at the Kalinago Barana Aute in the Kalingo Territory. Now, visitors can see the exhibition at Fort Shirley. Below are some photos of the move!
28th Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology
Last week, many of the NEXUS1492 team attended the 28th Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology in Barbados.
Fieldschool 2019: Colonial Mobilities in the Andes
This summer, Dr. Noa Corcoran-Tadd and four undergraduates from Leiden’s Faculty of Archaeology have been conducting the Colonial Mobilities in the Andes 2019 archaeological survey in southern Peru. Working in conjunction with a project led by Dr. Sarah Baitzel (Washington University in St Louis), Arturo Rivera and Bárbara Carbajal, the Leiden team explored a landscape that connected productive coastal valleys with highland and altiplano centers during both the late prehispanic and postconquest periods. Following several weeks of work in the field, the Leiden students (Ewout van der Meulen, Jasper Oolders, Louise van Schaik, and Victoria Davies) put together the following post on what they had seen so far:
Late Precolonial Culinary Practices: Starch Analysis on Griddles from the Northern Caribbean
On the 11th of July this new article by Andy Ciofalo, Peter Sinelli, and Corinne Hofman was published online in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. Read the abstract below!