Water and War at Pyreneus Mountains: Historical Eco-Archaeology of Lavras do Abade
LAP, 2011 - 192 pages
The Lavras do Abade research is a multiple perspective archaeological study about the environmental impacts of a gold mining village in Mid-Western Brazil that was destroyed by neighboring villages at the end of the nineteenth century. According to local narratives, the conflict was the consequence of a dispute about the control and use of natural resources, such as water. However, this investigation reveals that the conflict was caused also by economic and political disputes between the villages in the region. In this work, each stage of investigation is presented in separate chapters. Research was conducted to validate hypotheses and to combine different approaches to each element that compounds this mosaic of information. The result of this work is a combination of various complementary investigations into the same object, and is a theoretical and methodological referential that establishes the Lavras do Abade case study as an original bridge to understanding many "Water Wars" in the modern world today.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Abade conflict Abade village According administration house Alfredo Arena Almas river anthropology approach archaeological record artifacts associated battlefield archaeology biome Brandão Brazil Brazilian building Cavalhadas ceramic Cerrado Cerrado biome characterized CMG Company collective memory concentration consequence construction Corumbá Corumbá de Goiás Corumbá river cultural memory deposit unit discourse economic elements environment event excavation units external patio feature system Figure Forensic Archaeology fragments Goiânia Goiás gold exploitation Halbwachs historical archaeology historical documents historical ecology human hydraulic mining identified Ilno industrial interview João Lavras do Abade maskers material culture Meia Ponte village mercury metal meters methodology miners mining sites nineteenth century objects past patterns period Pérsio perspective Philermon Pireneus mountains Pirenópolis city point of collection political present production roof tiles sample São Paulo savanna sawmill Sebastião sediments social memory society soil space stratigraphy structures surface technique