NEXUS1492 - Reconstructing Archaeological Networks

Termeh Shafie

Project Summary

Between 2013-2018, I worked in international ERC-Synergy research project NEXUS1492 investigates the impacts of colonial encounters in the Caribbean through the reconstruction and modelling of archaeological networks.

You can read more about the project and its output here.


  • Shafie T., Schoch D., Mans J., Hofman C., Brandes U., (2017). Hypergraph Representations: A Study of Carib Attacks on Colonial Forces, 1509-1700. Journal of Historical Network Research,1(1), 52-70. Link

  • Laffoon, J.E., Sonnemann, T.F., Shafie, T., Hofman, C.L., Brandes, U. and Davies, G.R., (2017). Investigating human geographic origins using dual-isotope (87Sr/86Sr, δ18O) assignment approaches. PloS one, 12(2), p.e0172562. Link

  • Amati, V., Shafie, T., Brandes U., (2018) Reconstructing Archaeological Networks with Structural Holes. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory volume 25, 226–253. Link

  • Amati, V., Mol, A., Shafie, T., Hofman, C., Brandes U., (2020). A Framework for Reconstructing Archaeological Networks Using Exponential Random Graph Models. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory volume 27, 192–219. Link