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The historical demography of Tupiniquim women and their participation in the creation of colonial materiality in the captaincy of São Vicente - 16th century

Grant number: 21/04565-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2021
Effective date (End): May 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal researcher:Astolfo Gomes de Mello Araujo
Grantee:Rebeca de Souza Custódio Bernardi
Home Institution: Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:19/18664-9 - The human occupation of southeast South America through the Holocene: an interdisciplinary, multiescalar and diacronic approach, AP.TEM

Abstract

The objective of this project is to use the interdisciplinary methodological resources of historical demography to create a database: 1) of women and their descendants who formed multicultural families with the Portuguese in the 16th century; 2) the first three generations of potters; 3) the Portuguese and indigenous names of these women. The sources of this work are the bases published since the 18th century by the "lineages" and genealogists of São Paulo society (eg: Taques, 1954; Leme, 1903-1909), which gather and systematize an immense amount of information that, later, were revised and corrected by several researchers in the 20th century (eg Moura, 1950; Franco, 1954). The identification of women does not seek to be exhaustive, not least because there was a colonial moralistic filter that camouflaged polygamous marriages, despite the sources citing offspring as a result of relationships outside monogamous marriages. (AU)

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