• Joukowsky Institute faculty members Professor Candace Rice and Professor Felipe Rojas will provide tips and advice on projects, funding, and what to think about when choosing a project. Open to all interested students - you don’t have to be an archaeology concentrator, or even have taken an archaeology class!

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  • Gnecco follows the so-called Inca trails through several countries examining why and when various sites were declared “World Heritage” and by whom, as well as the consequences of those declarations. Analyzing narratives, audiences, and stagings, he considers how local communities relate to the trails as heritage. He discusses how national and post-national conceptions of heritage can only be imposed by means of violence —symbolic and otherwise—. Adopting a postarchaeological approach, Gnecco attends to relationships between beings as opposed to things; to the effects of heritage declarations on people as well as to how those people relate to heritage sites and the discourses surrounding them; finally, he considers sites, museums, books, videos, and brochures as places of interaction where the materiality of the social and the political unfolds.

    Cristobal Gnecco is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad del Cauca in Colombia. His research interests include the political economy of archaeology, discourses on the other, geopolitics of knowledge, and ethnographies of heritage.

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  • The overwhelming majority of scholarly specialists studying the pre-Columbian Caribbean are archaeologists. This has generated a century’s-worth of archaeological data, which the very few art historians working in this area can explore in their search for meaning, and the interiority of ancient Antillean lives.

    Lawrence Waldron, an assistant professor of art history at Queens College of the City University of New York. He received an M.F.A. in Illustration from School of Visual Arts in 1998 before going on to earn a Ph.D. in Art History from the CUNY Graduate School and University Center in 2010. His doctoral studies covered a range of pre-Columbian topics, with secondary concentrations in Non-Western and Latin American art. His dissertation focused on zoomorphic iconography in ancient Caribbean ceramics. Waldron has taught studio art and art history at the university level since the late 1990s. He has presented and published papers on the art and architecture of the pre-Columbian Americas, the Caribbean, Hindu and Buddhist Asia, and Islamic Africa. He is the author of Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles (2016) and Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean (2019).

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    Alex Marko and Miriam Rothenberg, Visiting Assistant Professors of Archaeology and the Ancient World, and Anna Soifer, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World will discuss findings from the course ARCH 1900: The Archaeology of College Hill in an informal talk.

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    Tyler Franconi, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World, will discuss his research in an informal talk, The English Landscapes and Identities Project and the Changing Face of the English Landscape From 1500 BC to AD 1086.

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  • This presentation will discuss archaeological explorations of Indigenous-European interactions in the colonial Caribbean. Contemporary research, such as that at the site of LaSoye on the island of Dominica, interrogates the political, economic, and socioecological consequences of European settler colonialism on Indigenous communities and landscapes. This scholarship focuses on local materialities that reflect entanglement within the larger colonial structures, exploring themes of Indigenous resilience and agency in the face of encroaching European conquest.

    Diane Wallman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, European colonialism, and Atlantic slavery.

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  • Climate change presents a major threat to archaeological heritage in the small islands of the Eastern Caribbean. The effects of tourism-based economic development in island economies also poses a significant threat to cultural heritage. We will reflect on our experience documenting heritage resources in this perfect storm and discuss major issues and initiatives in the region including capacity building and community engagement.

    John G. Crock is an Associate Professor and Director of Consulting Archaeology Program in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. He is an archaeologist specializing in pre-Contact northeastern North America and the pre-Columbian Caribbean with research interests including human-environment interaction, maritime adaptation, trade and exchange, the development of inequality, and heritage management. Dr. Crock received his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1989 where his experience as an Anthropology major inspired him to become a professional archaeologist. After conducting cultural resource management archaeology in New England and the Caribbean, he went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. That same year, John returned to UVM, joined the faculty and also became the Director of UVM’s Consulting Archaeology Program (CAP).

    Jay Haviser, Director of the St. Maarten Archaeological Center (SIMARC), is an archaeologist and anthropologist who has conducted archaeological fieldwork in St. Martin and Curacao. Dr. Haviser received his BA and MS from Florida State University, and his Ph.D. in 1987 from the Royal University of Leiden. He was formerly was a researcher at Leiden University and has served as vice president of the International Association of Caribbean Archaeology.

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  • Jason Laffoon is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Archaeological Science, Faculty of Archaeology, at Leiden University. His main research interests focus on integrating bioarchaeological and biochemical approaches to the study of patterns of mobility/migration, diet, and exchange.

    This webinar is part of the series New Directions in Caribbean Archaeology.

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  • Dr. Alicia Odewale is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa. She specializes in African Diaspora archaeology in the Caribbean and Southeastern United States. Since 2014 she has been researching archaeological sites related to Afro-Caribbean heritage on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands but continues to research sites of African heritage in Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas, and Mississippi. While she continues to research both urban and rural sites of enslavement in St. Croix, her latest research project based in Tulsa, OK seeks to reanalyze historical evidence from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, launch new archaeological investigations in the historic Greenwood district, and use radical mapping techniques to visualize the impact of the massacre through time on the landscape of Greenwood, utilizing a slow community-based approach. Her research interests include the archaeology of enslavement and freedom in urban contexts, Caribbean archaeology, rural and urban comparative analyses, community-based archaeology, ceramic analysis, transferware studies, mapping historical trauma from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, and investigations into different forms of cultural resistance. Her research has received awards and support from the American Anthropological Association, the National Science Foundation, the Society of Historical Archaeology, the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, and the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS). In addition to her role as faculty, she also serves as the director of the Historical Archaeology and Heritage Studies Laboratory at TU and serves as the co-creator of the Estate Little Princess Archaeological Field School in St. Croix that trains local students in archaeological methods and other STEM related skills for free.

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