Cultural Creativity, Rebellions, and Comparative Questions for Afro-Brazilian Archaeology

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This chapter examines a number of Afro-Brazilian cultural innovations uncovered in archaeological and historical studies. A review of recent archaeological studies of escape sites and rebellion communities in North America provides suggestions of interpretative frameworks and methodological strategies that could inform new projects in Brazil. I consider potential research questions and the prominence of Afro-Brazilian sites within current heritage politics in Brazil. The detailed histories of quilombos are particularly poignant today, as the Brazilian government has created new program incentives that have focused Brazilians on their African heritage.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent perspectives on the archaeology of African slavery in Latin America
EditorsPedro Paulo A Funari, Charles E Orser
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781493912643, 1493912631, 9781493912636, 149391264X
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Archaeology
ISSN (Print)1861-6623


  • Slavery
  • Archaeology
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Archaeology and history
  • Anthropology
  • Latin America


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