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Os mortos e seus acompanhamentos no sítio arqueológico Praia das Laranjeiras II: um estudo antropológico a partir de coleções museológicas

  • Marques, Roberta Pôrto
Publication Date
Nov 14, 2017
Repositório Institucional da UFSC
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Abstract : This research intends to carry out an analysis of the materials associated to the burials of a human group that occupied a precolonial archaeological site, located in the coast of Santa Catarina and excavated in the late 1970s by the team of Father João Alfredo Rohr: Sítio Praia das Laranjeiras II, in the municipality of Balneário Camboriú. Based on the reflections of an archaeology of mortuary practices and an anthropology of collections and objects, this study was based on the analysis of the museological collections (from two institutions and one collection) and the data provided by the documentation and publications of Fr. Rohr and the Instituto Anchietano de Pesquisas (Anchietano Research Institute). In order to identify the funerary context of the site it was necessary to systematize and reorganize the data of previous researches related to the funeral practices of Laranjeiras II. These data refer to characteristics of burials evidenced both at the time of excavations, body position, skeletal deposition and distribution, and characteristics identified later, such as the sex and age of individuals. Perceived as the emergence of the field of relationships, the funeral accompaniments of the site are analyzed in terms of constituent material, specificities and in their associations to categories of individuals. Focused on the study of archaeological materials associated with burials, the research realizes that these funeral accompaniments are the product of cultural choices linked to relationships that interconnect artifacts, environments and bodies.

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