10th April 2017

SAA 2017 – Vancouver

  Je Landscapes was represented at the 2017 Society for American Archaeology conference in Vancouver. Mark Robinson discussed the role of plants in southern proto-Je ritual, combining anthracology, with archaeology, ecology, and ethnography to identify and explore issues of plant selection and management. In a session on Mortuary Practices and Funerary Archaeology, Priscilla Ulguim, reported on […]

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15th February 2017

Sedentary farmers

Our project is the focus of an article published in this month’s Pesquisa FAPESP, the official magazine of the São Paulo Research Foundation. The article explores the changing image of the Southern Proto-Jê groups thanks to new data gathered by our team. Our archaeobotanical analyses, excavations at a variety of sites and intensive radiocarbon dating are helping […]

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19th November 2016

Jê Landscapes in Lages

Master’s student Luísa d’Avila presented research from the project in Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil, at the conference, “250 Anos da cidade do Lages: Encontro do Historia e Geographia” (250 years of the city of Lages: Meeting of history and geography). Her talk, “Pesquisas Arquelógicas na Serra Catarinense: o projeto paisagens Jê do Sul do Brasil” […]

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14th November 2016

Jê Landscapes at International Palynology and Palaeobotany Congress XIV IPC X IOPC

The Jê project made two presentations at the International Congress of Palynology. These were: ‘Pre-Columbian human land use versus climate change: understanding Araucaria forest expansion during the Late Holocene in southern Brazil’ AUTHORS: Macarena L. Cárdenas, Francis E. Mayle, Jose Iriarte, Jonas Gregorio de Souza,Priscilla Ulguim, Mark Robinson, Rafael Corteletti, Paulo DeBlasis and ‘Characterisation of […]

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13th October 2016

Past Food: Jê flavors

“Past food” is a public outreach program integrating archaeology, gastronomy, ethnography and ethnology led by Museu Arqueológico de Sambaqui de Joinville. This edition will taste the “Jê flavors”.

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13th September 2016

Jê Landscapes in the news

Research by the Jê Landscapes team has figured prominently in the news. One of the most important newspapers from Brazil, Folha de São Paulo, has published an excellent summary for the general audience about our ideas on the relationship between the southern Jê and Tupi-Guarani societies, the creation of boundaries and the emergence of monuments. Entitled Game of […]

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19th February 2016

Origins of a culture in Santa Catarina

As it is being discovered, Je Landscapes project has published in DC newspaper of Santa Catarina, Brazil, the story of the early starts and development of the Je culture. Click here to access. Check out the great info-graphics and video in this report. (available in Portuguese).    

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20th November 2015

Studying Jê sediments 2: A&E

This is the second round about the latest analysis we have been doing to the sediments for the palaeoecological research within our project: This time the analysis sent us directly to hospital!!. Click here to find more about how we are using a gun to reveal the past.

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5th October 2015

Studying Jê sediments with a gun

Discover the latest analysis we have been doing to the sediments for the palaeoecological research within our project: Our quest for understanding the past land use within Jê landscapes pushes us to find ways to extract the information in what is sometimes quite an exotic manner. Click here to find more about how we are using a gun […]

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4th June 2015

Araucaria is fascinating to all

The Palaeoecology team  led by Dr Macarena Cárdenas recently hosted an event at the University of Reading (UoR), the Fascination of Plant Day, were the Araucaria tree (Monkey Puzzle) was the main actor. Vice-chancelor from UoR, academics, students and over 130 kids from schools came along to get fascinated by the story of Araucaria tree and its relation with […]

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