Caribbean and Mesoamerica

The main aim of Caribbean Archaeology (Hofman) is to conduct research into the study of the Amerindian past of the Caribbean using the archaeological record, and to maintain a balance in which there are real benefits for both local Caribbean communities and a high level of involvement of local researchers. A core research theme is the study of mobility and exchange. The research programme Mesoamerican Iconography and Cultural Heritage (Jansen) aims at to answering general questions by interpreting and contextualizing specific works of visual culture of ancient Mesoamerica (i.e. indigenous Mexico and Central America), such as ancient Mexican pictorial manuscripts.

Principal Investigators:
Prof. Corinne Hofman, Leiden University
Prof. Maarten Jansen, Leiden University

Associate professor:
Dr. Alexander Geurds, Leiden University