Archaeological, ethnoarchaeological and ethnohistorical contributions to the study of tribal groups in Central Brazil: the Bororo case

  • Irmhild Wüst Departamento de Ciências Sociais e Museu Antropológico da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Keywords: Archaeology, Ethnoarchaeology, Ethnohistory, Bororo Indians of Mato Grosso, Central Brazil

Abstract

Archaeological, ethnoarchaeological and ethnohistoric evidence suggest that the Bororo Indians of the southeast of Mato Grosso resulted from the fusion of distinct cultural and ethnic groups. The cultural rupture with the prior agriculturalists of Uru tradition in the area is explained in terms of internal and external pressures and
political predominance of an incoming minority bearing new subsistence strategies, settlement pattern, and technology fostering a social order on a higher level of regional integration, dramatically interrupted in consequence of the first direct contacts with national society.

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Author Biography

Irmhild Wüst, Departamento de Ciências Sociais e Museu Antropológico da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Departamento de Ciências Sociais e Museu Antropológico da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Published
1992-12-13
How to Cite
Wüst, I. (1992). Archaeological, ethnoarchaeological and ethnohistorical contributions to the study of tribal groups in Central Brazil: the Bororo case. Revista Do Museu De Arqueologia E Etnologia, (2), 13-26. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2448-1750.revmae.1992.108990
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