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 publicationSpringerBriefs in Archaeology
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Archaeology
ISSN (Print)1861-6623
ISSN (Electronic)2192-4910


  • Afro-Brazilian heritage
  • Archaeology
  • Quilombos
  • Rebellions
  • Symbolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Archaeology


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