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SILVA, Fabíola Andréa. The ethnoarchaeology in Amazon: contributions and perspectives. Bol. Mus. Para. Emílio Goeldi. Ciênc. hum. [online]. 2009, vol.4, n.1, pp.27-37. ISSN 1981-8122.

Abstract Since the 1970s, the ethnoarchaeology was held in the Amazon region with different issues, problems and goals. Regardless of their perspectives, these works have contributed to the views of prehistory of Amazon, expanding the possibilities to analyze the archaeological record. They also contribute to criticism and revision of traditional paradigms that have dominated since for long time the explanations about the ways of life of present and past Amazonians populations. This paper presents a review of ethnoarchaeological research in Amazon emphasizing the importance of ethnoarchaeology to knowledge of prehistory of Amazon as well as to the continuity of archaeological research in Amazon region.

Keywords : Ethnoarchaeology; Cultural transformations; Amazon.

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