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A Geosystem Perspective in Landscape Archaeology Studies: Ancestors' Occupations in Ilheus, Brazil

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Author(s):
Silva, Kaique Brito [1] ; Amorim, Raul Reis [1]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Geog, Geosci Inst, BR-45580 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: PROFESSIONAL GEOGRAPHER; v. 72, n. 1, p. 139-151, JAN 2 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Past occupations in the Brazilian geographic area showed experiences of particular relations with natural resources. In this sense, landscape archaeology attempts to have a better understanding of the lifestyle of ancestral populations by analyzing archaeological traces. The study approach that translates the natural systems and their relations with the anthropic systems is known as geosystem theory, which helps landscape archaeology in patterns of past occurrences resulting from environmental characteristics. The objective of this study was to show the geosystem landscapes of Ilh?us, in Bahia, Brazil, that defined land occupation since the precolonial period in Brazil. Four geosystems have been identified; they defined how precolonial groups lived in the area and favored colony growth starting in the nineteenth century with local sugarcane production in sugarcane mills. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/09401-1 - Planning of river basins applied to risks of floodings: an analysis from the River Basin Committees
Grantee:Raul Reis Amorim
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants