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Communities of practice and variability/standardization of the ceramic assemblages: the indigenous people Asurini do Xingu

Author(s): Fabiola Silva

Year: 2017

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I intend to present some results of my ethnoarchaeological research (1996-2016) on the ceramic technology of the Asurini do Xingu, an Amazonian indigenous people (Tupi-Guarani linguistic family) who lives on the banks of the Xingu River - Pará, Brazil. Based on collected data, I will demonstrate the relationship between the social organization of ceramic production and the standardization/variability of these artifacts over time. I will show how in Asurini context, teaching-learning framework, social identity, potter's ability/creativity and the scale of production of ceramics are aspects that directly influence the formal variability of ceramic assemblage.


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Communities of practice and variability/standardization of the ceramic assemblages: the indigenous people Asurini do Xingu. Fabiola Silva. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429502)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 14447

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