The workshop has kicked off!
Yesterday, the workshop Intersecting Worlds: The Interplay of Cultures and Technology kicked off with some fantastic keynote addresses! The day concluded with an interesting discussion on the position of researchers across disciplines within their focus of study. After, participants and speakers met for drinks in the common room. Below are some photos from the first day.
The workshop Intersecting Worlds. The Interplay of Cultures and Technology is coming up!
Next week (14-18 January) the Nexus1492 team and colleagues from around the world will spend a week at the Lorentz Center to discuss and develop comparative approaches between indigenous societies that were transformed during colonialism in the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
From Hell’s Gate to the Promised Land: Perspectives on Poverty in Saba, Dutch Caribbean, 1780 to the Mid-Twentieth Century
Ryan Espersen published this new article at the end of last year in the journal Historical Archaeology!
New feature of the Nexus website: Student Theses!
The NEXUS1492 website has a new feature: student theses! On this new page you can find all records and links to the BA, MA, and RMA theses written by students in the context of the project since 2014!
Engaging Caribbean Island Communities with Indigenous Heritage and Archaeology Research
Written by Tibisay Sankatsing Nava and Corinne L. Hofman, this article is recently appeared in the Journal of Science Communication!
The efficacy of whole human genome capture on ancient dental calculus and dentin
This article was recently published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. It is the result of a collaboration between Kirsten A. Ziesemer, Jasmín Ramos-Madrigal, Allison E. Mann, Bernd W. Brandt, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Andrew T. Ozga, Menno L.P. Hoogland, Courtney A. Hofman, Domingo C. Salazar-García, Bruno Frohlich, George R. Milner, Anne C. Stone, Mark Aldenderfer, Cecil M. Lewis Jr., Corinne L. Hofman, Christina Warinner, and Hannes Schroeder.
Happy New Year!
NEXUS1492 wishes everyone a Happy New Year!
Save the Date! Crossroads of Healing Landscapes: contrasting colonial discourse with the cultural memory
On Monday the 21st of January a Symposium will be organized in honour of Jana Pesoutova's upcoming PhD defense!
Early Settlers of the Insular Caribbean: Dearchaizing the Archaic
The book Early Settlers of the Insular Caribbean: Dearchaizing the Archaic offers a comprehensive coverage of the most recent advances in interdisciplinary research on the early human settling of the Caribbean islands. Edited by Corinne L. Hofman and Andrzej T. Antczak, the book contains contributions by a wide range of scholars from around the world and covers topics ranging from environmental challenges and subsistence strategies, to local developments and regional entanglements, to mobility and exchange.
Fieldschools in the Americas 2019
Are you interested in conducting field research in the Americas? The Caribbean Research Group at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, has three fantastic field schools lined up for next summer. Research will be taking us to the US Southwest, the Andes, and the Dominican Republic!