Corinne Hofman (Professor in Caribbean Archaeology) will lead the ‘ NEXUS 1492 ’ project together with colleagues Davies (VU), Brandes (Konstanz) and Willems (Leiden).
For three millennia, carved sculptures were ubiquitous among ancient peoples in the Americas.
Networked practices of contact: Cultural identity at the Late Prehistoric settlement of Aguas Buenas, Nicaragua, AD 500-1522
In contrast to an increasingly interconnected present-day society, archaeology often outlines prehistoric pasts as consisting of bounded and traditional culture areas.
Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman, director of the Caribbean Research Group at the Faculty of Archaeology, has been awarded a grant by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) for the research "Caribbean Connections: Cultural Encounters in a New World Setting".
modelling inter-community social relationships in the Lesser Antilles across the historical divide (AD 1000-1800)
Why the indigenous people of the Caribbean exchanged gold for beads, bells and other baubles with Columbus and other Europeans
Cameron Gill's PhD research entitled “Brimstone, Sea and Sand: the Historic Port Town of Sandy Point and its Anchorage” investigates the first major port town in St. Kitts, an English colony in the West Indies and one of the early important ports in the Eastern Caribbean.
Dennis Nieweg's PhD research focuses on pre-colonial human exploitation of neotropical fauna in the circum-Caribbean region.
Archaeological Investigations on the Lower Maroni River and adjacent coastal regions Reconstructing Amerindian lifeways from the Archaic Period into modern times
A study of identity among the pre-Columbian and early colonial indigenous societies of the circum-Caribbean through the analysis of intentional cranial modification.
Eva Paulsen (Nijmegen, 1983) studied archaeology at Leiden University and wrote her MA thesis (2007) on animal symbolism in the Caribbean, by studying oral narratives.
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