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Ceramics and the Indigenous Histories of Southeastern Amazonia

Author(s): Lorena Garcia ; Fernando Almeida

Year: 2016

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Ceramics buried in dark earths guard different histories from indigenous groups, including the millenary process of occupation interfluvial and riverine areas of Southeastern Amazonia. These histories are often related to the regional settlement of Tupi-Guarani speaking groups, and the relations they established with their Arawak and Carib neighbors. We argue that some ceramic elements can be interpreted as a materialization of short or long time contacts between these groups. The main objective of this presentation is, hence, to discuss which ceramic elements have the potential to reveal interaction processes in the region between the Xingu and Tocantins Rivers. We also discuss the importance of this region to help understanding the wider archaeological context of the Lower Amazon.


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Ceramics and the Indigenous Histories of Southeastern Amazonia. Lorena Garcia, Fernando Almeida. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404384)


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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America