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The interaction between sambaqui and proto-Jê groups in Southern Brazil (Santa Catarina Coast)

Grant number: 17/08131-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2017
Effective date (End): October 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Archeology - Prehistoric Archaeology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Paulo Antônio Dantas de Blasis
Grantee:Fabiana Terhaag Merencio
Host Institution: Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The sambaquis correspond to the oldest and longest human occupation recorded on the south coast of Santa Catarina, presenting archeological sites with dates between ca. 7500 to 1000 AP. In the final phase of this period, between ca. 2000-1200 AP, it was verified the decline in the construction of sambaquis and transition to the late sambaquis, which presents changes in the formation processes and stratigraphic composition. The decline of the sambaquis occupation would have been caused both by environmental changes and by cultural processes, hypothetically associated with the arrival of proto-Jê ceramist groups in the region. This project aims to understand the processes of interaction established between both groups and to understand the strategies of occupation and organization of proto-Jê settlement systems, specifically in the cities of Laguna and Jaguaruna and surrounding areas. The intention of this project is to deepen the knowledge generated by the Sambaquis and Landscape project (FAPESP nº 04 / 11038-0) and to generate data about the proto-Jê occupation on the southern coast of Santa Catarina, integrating the project Jê Landscapes of Southern Brazil: Ecology , History and Power in a transitional landscape during the Late Holocene (FAPESP nº 2012 / 51328-3). (AU)

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MERENCIO, Fabiana Terhaag. Archaeology of Encounters in southern Brazil (Santa Catarina Coast): the late shellmounds and Jê archaeological sites (cal. 2000-500 BP).. 2021. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE) São Paulo.

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