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Southern Je engravings at Morro do Avencal: Preliminary archaeometrical analysis and interpretation of a rock shelter in Southern Brazil

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Corteletti, Rafael [1] ; Soares, Manoella Souza [2] ; Labrador, Bruno [3] ; DeBlasis, Paulo [4]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Pelotas, Inst Ciencias Humanas, R Cel Alberto Rosa 154, BR-96010770 Pelotas, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Parana, Programa Posgrad Geog, Ave Cel Francisco dos Santos 100, BR-81531980 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Santa Catarina, Museu Arqueol & Etnol Oswaldo Rodrigues Cabral, Campus Trindade, BR-88040970 Florianopolis, SC - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Arqueol & Etnol, Ave Prof Almeida Prado 1466, BR-05508070 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

This paper presents an archaeometric analysis of pigment samples collected into petroglyphs from Morro do Avencal, a rock shelter located in the highlands of southern Brazilian plateau. Raman spectroscopy and Scanning Electronic Microscope associated with elemental analysis by Energy Dispersion Spectroscopy (EDS) identified the use of charcoal and beeswax as pigments (painting) in the petroglyphs. Traces of chalk were also identified, relating to photographic enhancing used to highlight discrete engravings in former studies. Control samples have been used to distinguish the mineralogical composition of the rock support, rich in Barium and Titanium oxides, from the organic pigments on the art-making locales on the wall. This exploratory study is backed up by isotopic analysis of delta C-13 on radiocarbon-dated samples, reinforcing the continuous and enduring presence of Je speaking peoples until very recent times in southern Brazilian plateau, as well as their cultural belonging as regards this peculiar rock art style. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/07754-3 - Jê landscapes archeology of southern Brazil and geographic information systems (GIS)
Grantee:Rafael Corteletti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/51328-3 - Jê landscapes of Southern Brazil
Grantee:Paulo Antônio Dantas de Blasis
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants