21 July 2002
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.
since July 2002
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