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Integrating archaeobotany to provide Insight into domestic and public ritual in southern Brazil

Author(s): Mark Robinson

Year: 2017

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Archaeobotanical results are integrated with archaeological and paleoecological data for the southern proto-Jê of the southern Brazilian highlands. Results from a domestic structure displays a pattern of architectural termination and renewal that not only uncovers an ancient ritual practice, but also reveals practices of plant management when considered alongside paleoecological data. Within the wider context, the data support a change in the performance of ritual practices revolving around fire from the domestic to the public landscape. The data show the value of archaeobotanical research and its integration into the wider research design, as well as the importance of developing methodologies that are appropriate to ask questions about the specific culture being studied.


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Integrating archaeobotany to provide Insight into domestic and public ritual in southern Brazil. Mark Robinson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430030)


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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): 16025

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