Masters of the Boundless Seas: Opportunities in Historical Archaeology of the Portuguese Colonial Empire
Author(s): Robert L. Hoover
This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
None of the major colonial empires of the Early Modern Period have received so much attention as that of the Portuguese, who, in spite of the fact that they initiated the Age of Discovery, were pioneers in nautical technology and developed interests across five continents. Lusitanian expansion provides sholars with opportunities in nautical archaeology, slavery and the African diaspora, and numerous examples of the workings of a global economic system among native peoples living at vastly different levels of complexity. Even rock art studies inform this research. The SHA 2020 Annual Meeting in Lisbon can provide a boost of interest in this field. It is an opportunity not to be missed!
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Masters of the Boundless Seas: Opportunities in Historical Archaeology of the Portuguese Colonial Empire. Robert L. Hoover. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449202)
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