Excavations White Marl, Jamaica
In a three way collaboration between the Nexus 1492 group, the Department of History and Archaeology at UWI Mona, and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, excavations are currently being undertaken at the site of White Marl, Jamaica (AD 900-1500).
Congratulations to Eduardo Herrera Malatesta!
On the 15th of March Eduardo Herrera Malatesta successfully defended his PhD dissertation in the Klein Auditorium at Leiden University. Congratulations!!
Columbus' footprint in Hispaniola: a paleoenvironmental record of Indigenous and Colonial impacts on the landscape of the central Cibao Valley, northern Dominican Republic
This article is the result of a collaboration between Alvaro Castilla-Beltrán, Henry Hooghiemstra, Menno L.P. Hoogland, Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez, Bas van Geel, Micheal H. Field, Timme Donders, Eduardo Herrera Malatesta, Jorge Ulloa Hung, Crystal H. McMichael, William D. Gosling, and Corinne L. Hofman. The article is currently in press and will soon be published in Anthropocene.
Congratulations to Eloise Stancioff!
On the 9th of May Eloise successfully defended her PhD dissertation in front of a board of examiners in the Klein Auditorium at Leiden University
Lewis Borck's Leiden experience: "Theories and methods brought me in first"
In this month's edition of the Faculty of Archaeology (Leiden University) newsletter Lewis Borck wrote about his research and time at the faculty in the series 'Pass on the Trowel'. In this series, members of staff of the Faculty of Archaeology are asked to pick a colleague of whom they would like to know more.
Blog Post: Starches of the Red House site, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Zara Ali, a guest Research Assistant of the Nexus 1492 project, writes about her work analyzing microbotanical remains from dental calculus from the site of The Red House, Port-of-Spain, in Trinidad.
Phytoliths, paleoecology and plant foodways at El Flaco, northern Dominican Republic
Carlos G. Santiago-Marrero currently works as a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez for the Nexus 1492 project led by Prof. Dr. Corinne L. Hofman. His tasks consist of performing phytolith analyses from soil core samples and features recovered at the archaeological site of El Flaco in the northern Dominican Republic. Obtained results have provided a unique perspective on the past floristic landscape of the site and on the ensuing vegetal changes once the ancient inhabitants of El Flaco settled the area.
El Cemí de Algodón
On Friday the 13th of April Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman and Dr. Menno Hoogland visited the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in Turin (Italy) to see the Cemí de Algodón. The Cemí de Algodón is the only known surviving example of an indigenous precolonial cotton cemí from the Caribbean islands.
Real, Recent, or Replica? Nexus 1492 at the 83rd annual meeting of the SAA
During the upcoming 83rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Washington DC the Nexus 1492 team will be well represented! Read the various abstracts that will be presented by our researchers below!
New Article! Exploring the concept of teaching sea travel: Experiences from Valverde and Montecristi, Dominican Republic
A new article entitled 'Exploring the concept of teaching sea travel: Experiences from Valverde and Montecristi, Dominican Republic' was recently published online in the Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage. This article was written in a joint effort by Eldris Con Aguilar, Emma Slayton, and Corinne L. Hofman. Read the abstract below!