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.
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.
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 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!
Last week, many of the NEXUS1492 team attended the 28th Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology in Barbados.
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:
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!
The fieldschool at the site of El Carril in the northern Dominican Republic is halfway through the campaign!
Did you know that NEXUS1492 also produced a documentary? It was filmed and edited by Pablo Lozano and focuses on indigenous traditions present throughout the Caribbean islands today.
On the 16th of May, Prof. dr. Corinne Hofman gave a talk at the Mémorial ACTe in Guadeloupe, in the context of the temporary exhibition "Trésors de l'art Taïno".