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Urban Archaeological Landscapes in Laranjeiras, Sergipe State, Brazil

Author(s): Marcia Barbosa Guimarães ; Marcia Rodrigues

Year: 2014

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The Project’s ‘Urban Archaeological Landscapes in Laranjeiras, Sergipe State, Brazil’ goal is to reach a better understanding of the different social constructions of the urban landscape. We will focus on the less privileged groups, such as African and African-descendent, slaves and freemen, the main labor providers in the Vale do Cotinguiba throughout the 17th and 19th centuries.The construction of the Retiro church in 1701 and the Comandaroba Chapel in 1734, mark the beginning of the occupation of the city of Laranjeiras. Both are considered milestones of the arrival of Society of Jesus in Vale do Cotinguiba. In sum, the river ports and churches defined the urban layout of the city. This way, the project focus its investigations in the warehouses, churches and other constructions of the Laranjeiras historic downtown, built between the 17th and 19th centuries. The research has been successful in comprehending the process of urbanization of the city through its main agents, the African and African descendant populations.

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Urban Archaeological Landscapes in Laranjeiras, Sergipe State, Brazil. Marcia Barbosa Guimarães, Marcia Rodrigues. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437389)

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PaperId(s): POS-98,11

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