Sol de Campinas Site and the Cultural Variability in Southwestern Amazon: moundbuilders and archaeological earthworks in Acre State – Brazil
The central area of Sol de Campinas site is composed by fifteen mounds, disposed at an elliptic arch, surrounding a plaza with an area of almost 15.000m². The site is geographically related to other earthworks of southwestern Amazon, known as geoglyphs in Acre, Rondonia and Amazonas Brazilian states. Although it shows similar attributes to other places in the region, such as its geometrical forms and "roads" structured from the peripherical portions of the site, its main structures are composed of 3 meters high mounds and not of ditches and embankments as frequently seen in other sites.
At this presentation, we intend to show how the excavation of sites like Sol the Campinas can be fairly used to study the function of the archaeological earthworks at the region. Showing a well preserved stratigraphy, the excavation of the mounds contributed to the understanding of the formation of the earthworks and the results brought a new light to the emergence of cultural complexity at southwestern Amazon river basin.
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Sol de Campinas Site and the Cultural Variability in Southwestern Amazon: moundbuilders and archaeological earthworks in Acre State – Brazil. Francisco Antonio Pugliese Jr., Carlos Augusto Zimpel Neto, Thiago Berlanga Trindade, Tiago Hermenegildo, Laura Pereira Furquim. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398376)
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