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The Cultivated Wilderness Project – Hinterland Archaeology in the Belterra Region, Pará, Brasil

Conference contribution
Authors Per Stenborg
Denise Pahl Schaan
Christian Isendahl
Mats Söderström
Jan Eriksson
Márcio Amaral
Mats Olvmo
Published in Antes de Orellana. Actas del 3er Encuentro Internacional de Arqueología Amazónica, edited by Stéphen Rostain. Actes & Mémoires de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines
Volume 37
Issue I
Pages 149-155, 506-508
ISBN 978-9942-13-892-7
ISSN 1816-1278
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Earth Sciences
Department of Historical Studies
Pages 149-155, 506-508
Language en
Links cultivated-wilderness.org/uploaded/...
Keywords Amazonia, Santarém, Amazonian Dark Earth (ADE), Terra Preta
Subject categories Soil Science, History, Archaeology, Non-European

Abstract

Applying a broad approach, the Cultivated Wilderness Project aims at investigating the long-term dynamics of socio-political organization, resource exploitation strategies, subsistence economies and exchange networks in pre-Columbian Amazonia integrating approaches from the human, social and natural sciences. The preliminary results of our project challenge established views and models concerning pre-Columbian settlement patterns and location. Simultaneously, however, these new dates substantiates early historical information about hinterland settlements and presence of elements such as water reservoirs.

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