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Intrinsic challenges in ancient microbiome reconstruction using 16S rRNA gene amplification
National award of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba 2013 for Dr. Roberto Valcárcel Rojas and international team
From indigenous space to colonial setting. Archaeological investigations at El Chorro de Maita in Cuba wins prestigious prize.
The American Indian Workshop (AIW) has become the most important European scholarly platform for research concerned with topics related to the Indigenous Peoples of North America. From 21 to 25 May 2014 the AIW's 35th edition will be organized at the University of Leiden.
Corinne Hofman, Leiden Professor of the Archaeology of the Caribbean Region has been awarded the 2013 KNAW Merian Prize for women in science. Her aim with her research is to broaden the history of the colonisation of the Americas to include the perspective of the indigenous Indian population.
More than fifty researchers are working together to describe the colonisation of the Americas from the Amerindian perspective. In November they will be meeting for the first time, in Leiden. How is Corinne Hofman, Leiden Professor of Archaeology managing the international megaproject Nexus 1492?
Archaeologist Eduardo Herrera Malatesta is investigating how Amerindians adapted their lifestyle following the advent of Spaniards in the Caribbean. The PhD candidate is working within the international projects of archaeologist Corinne Hofman on the consequences of colonisation. How does he go about his work?
Leiden heritage expert Sjoerd van der Linde is carrying out research on the heritage of the Caribbean region. This research forms part of the international Nexus 1492 project on the consequences of colonisation for the Americas. ‘We first have to find out what the local population wants.'
The exhibition Unity and Diversity in the Amerindian Caribbean: The El Cabo San Rafael Archaeological Site has been officially opened by Prof. dr. Corinne Hofman on Tuesday evening in Santo Domingo.
The project, funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA), was launched on 30th of September in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Corinne Hofman (Professor in Caribbean Archaeology) has been awarded 15 million euro by the EU for her archaeological research on the colonisation of the Americas. She will lead the ‘NEXUS 1492’ project together with colleagues Davies (VU), Brandes (Konstanz) and Willems (Leiden).
The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology provides an overview of archaeological investigations in the insular Caribbean, understood here as the islands whose shores surround the Caribbean Sea.
From May to July, 2013, Leiden University will be conducting a summer field school in Saba, Dutch Caribbean, expanding on the fieldwork that was conducted in January.
During his visit to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, Minister Ronald Plasterk (Home Affairs) on Thursday, January 24, 2013 performed the official opening of a small exhibition. The exhibition portrays the work Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman and Dr. Menno Hoogland have conducted on Saba over the past 26 years.
Floris Keehnen has been awarded the Volkskrant thesis prize 2012 for his MA thesis entitled: "Trinkets (f)or treasure? The role of European material culture in intercultural contacts in Hispaniola during early colonial times."Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman.
On November 22nd 2012 the symposium "Colonial encounters. Case studies from the Americas" will take place for the occasion of the doctoral defence of Roberto Valcárcel. The symposum starts at 14:00 at the Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, Steenschuur 25, room A008.
Ruud Stelten, archaeologist SECAR, St. Eustatius presents a talk on "The first year of commercial archaeology on St. Eustatius". 25th September, 1300-1500, 235a
In June and July 2012 a Leiden Fieldschool was conducted at the late pre-Columbian site of Anse Trabaud in southeastern Martinique. High levels of preservation and waterlogged contexts revealed spectacular finds.
"Amotopoan Trails: A recent archaeology of Trio movements" by J.L.J.A. Mans explores the concept of mobility for the archaeology of the Amazonian and Caribbean region.
Newly published research in the Journal of Archaeological Science reveals eating habits of pre-Columbian Caribbean communities.