The archaeology of Slavery in Southern Brazil in Global Perspective

Author(s): Lucio Menezes Ferreira

Year: 2013


Slavery in southern Brazilian plantations was a late colonial development, and  was the result of the expansion of industrial relations in Europe and the expansion of capitalism worldwide. On the other hand, social relations in plantations were not only capitalist and linked to the market, but were the result of patriarchal society. The archaeological study of jerked beef plantations has helped to reveal all of these features, as the material culture of the sites is both imported and linked to a global capitalist market and refers to slave and client relations within society at large. The paper ends by emphasizing the need for a comprehensive approach to colonial sites, for they reveal both external links and wider network relations and specificities related to historical and cultural contexts and circumstances


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The archaeology of Slavery in Southern Brazil in Global Perspective. Lucio Menezes Ferreira. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428352)

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Jerked beef plantations Slavery

Geographic Keywords
Brazil South America

Temporal Keywords
Nineteenth Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -74.005; min lat: -33.741 ; max long: -34.793; max lat: 5.246 ;

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PaperId(s): 182