Charles Orser and his Contributions to the Brazilian Historical Archaeology


This is an abstract from the "The Transformation of Historical Archaeology: Papers in Honor of Charles E Orser, Jr" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Professor Orser has been important to Brazilian Historical Archaeology in many ways:  he has played an especially large role in detailing the subtleties of everyday resistance, mainly in his studies about "Quilombo dos Palmares"; he was the first American archaeologist (and the only one at this moment) who studied and promoted internationally the African Diaspora Archeology in Brazil; furthermore, he has been helped us to create a truly internationalized historical archeology, encouraging us to investigate the drive for self-liberation among people dominated by colonialism and imperialism and to explicate the connections between rebellion and materiality. In summary, he has been contributing to a much wider social understanding of Brazilian historical archaeology, demonstrating how the materiality is used to create collectivities of action in a hostile world, particularly by the Afro Brazilian people. In this paper we draw on a panoramic view of Professor Orser’s contributions to the Brazilian Historical Archaeology. 

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Charles Orser and his Contributions to the Brazilian Historical Archaeology. Lucio Menezes Ferreira, Pedro Paulo Funari. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449254)


African Diaspora Archaeology

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