Indigenous Caribbean Network

Angus Mol
  • Male
  • Leiden
  • Netherlands
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups (1)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Angus Mol's Friends

  • Iris Briels
  • Joshua M. Torres

Angus Mol's Groups

Gifts Received

Gift

Angus Mol has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Angus Mol's Page

Profile Information

About Me:
I am a Precolumbian Caribbean archaeologist and exchange theory specialist. For my Research Master, which I finished in 2007 at Leiden University, I explored the social mechanisms of Pre-Columbian exchange with a case-study on “guaízas” (Late Ceramic Age Caribbean shells depicting a face) by viewing these artefacts as social valuables.

Currently I am a PhD student in the VICI-research "Communicating Communities". In my research I will deal with the topic of social valuables from a Pan-Caribbean perspective. Using exchange theories from a wide range of paradigms I will try to interpret distribution patterns of artefacts and concentrate on their distinct social value in the exchange systems of the Greater Caribbean area (consisting of the Antilles and the Caribbean coastal area), I will address such questions as to which extent it is possible to speak of a unified exchange system (or systems) within which local interaction spheres were socio-culturally integrated and mediated and, if so, how these system(s) would have operated.
Additionally, I take an active interest in the epistemological backgrounds of paradigm formation in archaeology, specifically concerning the perceived interpretational incompatibility of the human and natural sciences. In my research on exchange I have adopted a position of consilience of these two paradigms by combining concepts of the “Maussian gift” with that of “Costly Signalling Theory.”
Occupation:
PhD
Education:
Johan de Witt Gymnasium Dordrecht : Gymnasium (Grammar School)
1996-2002 Graduated

University Leiden : Bachelor Archaeology
2002 - 2005 Graduated

University Leiden : Research Master
2005 – 2007 Graduated cum laude
Contact Information:
a.mol@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Research Interests:
Precolumbian Antillean Archaeology
Precolumbian Archaeology of the South American mainland Caribbean
Exchange Theory
Evolution and biological foundations of Human Sociality
Ethnohistory
Epistemology of Archaeology
Publications:
# 2006 Mol, Angus A.A.., Guaízas: Meaningless commodities, inalienable sacra, or many-faced exchange valuable? Paper presented at Leiden Archaeology in the Caribbean: Current Research, Leiden University.
# 2007 Mol, Angus A. A.., Costly Giving, Giving Guaízas: Towards an organic framework of Late Ceramic Age Exchange in the Caribbean. Sidestone publishers, Leiden.
# 2008 Mol, Angus A. A., Universos Socio-cósmicos en colisión: descripciones etnohistóricas de situaciones de intercambio en la Antillas Mayores durante el periodo de proto-contacto. Translated by Roberto Valcarcél-Rojas. Caribe Arquéologico 10:13-22.
# in prep. Mol, Angus A. A., Something for nothing: Some Thoughts on the Tracking of Artefact Biographies in the Caribbean. Publication of a paper presented at the 73rd meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver.
Affiliation:
Leiden University

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Indigenous Caribbean Network to add comments!

Join Indigenous Caribbean Network

At 12:38am on February 14, 2019, Miguel Sague Jr said…

Greetings Angus

I know that it has been a long time since you have posted anything in this network, however I recently discovered the research that you published in 2011 concerning Taino guaiza masks as they relate to the soul of a living person (the goeiz). I am so very impressed with that great work and wanted to let you know how much I admire it.

I wonder if you are aware of the fact that the language of ancient Maya literature as exemplified by the Popol Vuh actually establishes a specific link between the fact of a person's death and the fact that this person's face is no longer present on earth.

 
 
 

Notes

La Bruja

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Apr 4, 2016 at 12:07am. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Apr 4, 2016.

Angel Rodriguez Caguana archeoastronomy

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Mar 29, 2016 at 3:10pm. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Mar 29, 2016.

Badge

Loading…

Events

© 2020   Created by Network Financial Administration.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service