Flowers and Sherds: The Practice of Collecting Artifacts in Brazilian Amazon


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

In this presentation we discuss the practice of collecting artifacts, considering the perspectives of the collectors and of the State in Brazil. We assume that collecting is an act that should be understood from a phenomenological approach. Our reflections take into account the affective relationships between the collectors and the artifacts, and also the tensions that arise when this practice is categorized by the paradigms of heritage preservation. Based on research conducted with human collectives involved with these practices in the Brazilian Amazon, especially, in Parintins/AM and Joanes/PA, we seek to highlight the role of collecting in their daily life and the relevance of their entanglement with the archaeological materiality to the constitution of a symmetrical policies and management practices.

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Flowers and Sherds: The Practice of Collecting Artifacts in Brazilian Amazon. Marcia Bezerra Almeida, Clarice Bianchezzi. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450331)

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Abstract Id(s): 25098