Field School 2018: Introduction to the Gallina Landscapes of History Project
Between June 1st and July 1st, Dr. Lewis Borck along with several students from Leiden University conducted fieldwork in the American Southwest in the context of the Gallina Landscapes of History Project.
New Article: Controlled experimental observations on joint disarticulation and bone displacement of a human body in an open pit: Implications for funerary archaeology
Hayley L. Mickleburgh (Leiden University) and Daniel J. Wescott (Texas State University) recently published a new article in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports entitled 'Controlled experimental observations on joint disarticulation and bone displacement of a human body in an open pit: Implications for funerary archaeology'. Read the abstract below!
A talk and a recognition: NEXUS 1492 outreach activities
As part of NEXUS 1492 objectives of popularizing the results of the archaeological research the different members of the team are producing, on Saturday June 16th Dr. Eduardo Herrera Malatesta gave a lecture on his PhD thesis results for the community of San Fernando de Montecristi.
Field School 2018: Update from the Dominican Republic
The Nexus team in Valverde, Dominican Republic, is now half way through the 2018 excavation campaign. Victoria Davies, one of the participating Leiden University students, gives us an update!
New Article: Differential preservation of endogenous human and microbial DNA in dental calculus and dentin
This new article was recently published in Nature's Scientific Reports and forms a collaboration between various researchers including several from the Nexus 1492. Read the abstract below!
New Publication: Debating lithics from pre-colonial sites in Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela (AD 1000-1500)
Andrzej T. Antczak, Ma. Magdalena Antczak and Arturo Jaimes recently had a new chapter published in the volume "Multas Per Gentes et Multa Per Saecula" edited by Pawel Valde-Nowak and Marek Nowak. Read the abstract of the chapter below!
Congratulations Gene Shev!
Congratulations to Gene Shev who has received the grant for a NWO PhD in the Humanities!
Gene is currently finishing his Research Master thesis, which focuses on unravelling the entanglement of human-dog relationships at the pre-colonial sites of El Flaco and El Carril through isotopic studies of dog bone material. He will start his PhD in September 2018 at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University under the supervision of Jason Laffoon and Corinne Hofman. Read the abstract of his PhD research proposal below!
Congratulations Mereke van Garderen and Jan Christoph Athenstädt!
On May 25th, Jan Christoph Athenstädt and Mereke van Garderen defended their PhD dissertations at the University of Konstanz.
New Article: A bioavailable strontium isoscape for Western Europe: A machine learning approach
Clement P. Bataille, Isabella C.C. von Holstein, Jason E. Laffoon, Malte Wilmes, Xiao-Ming Liu, and Gareth R. Davies recently published a new article in Plos|one entitled 'A bioavailable strontium isoscape for Western Europe: A machine learning approach'. Read the abstract below!
New Article: Introducing visual neighbourhood configurations for total viewsheds
Tom Brughmans, Mereke van Garderen, and Mark Gillings recently published their article entitled "Introducing visual neighbourhood configurations for total viewshed" in the Journal of Archaeological Science! Read the highlights and abstract below!