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21 July 2002


The following pages are excerpts from a daily journal I kept during six weeks of rock art and museum research in Brazil. This was my fourth and final season of dissertation research. In addition to the rock art of the Nordeste Tradition I also ventured out to nearby states (Ceará, Minas Gerais, Tocantins) to get a better idea of some other traditions. Another important part of my research involved studying a few collections of Brazilian Indian featherwork and masks (Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Salvador BA, Museu do Índio and Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro). Thanks to important contacts I made during previous visits and some new ones I made at the Society of American Archaeology meeting in New Orleans I was able to line up quite a diverse itinerary. I ended up travelling thousands of kilometers and spending hundreds of hours on buses getting to know more of Brazil.

This journal is not a scholarly publication by any means. The more "scholarly" observations (speculations) will be reserved for reviewed publications. Some new sites were discovered during this year's research. I will include a few photographs of the rock art, but I will significantly edit the journal entries from those days to protect the location of the sites. I will be glad to answer any questions I can; just email me.

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