Analysis of Artefact Form: the application of morphometric methods to archaeology / Renata Pedroso de Araujo

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Analysis of Artefact Form: the application of morphometric methods to archaeology / Renata Pedroso de Araujo, in colloque "1st Virtual Conference for Women Archaeologists and Paleontologists. Nouveaux apports à l’étude des populations et environnements passés" organisé par le laboratoire Travaux et Recherches Archéologiques sur les Cultures, les Espaces et les Sociétés (TRACES) de l’Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès et le laboratoire Paléontologie Évolution Paléoécosystèmes (PALEVOPRIM) de l'Université de Poitiers, sous la responsabilité scientifique de Julie Bachellerie, Ana Belén Galán López (Traces), Émilie Berlioz et Margot Louail (Palevoprim). Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, 8-9 mars 2021. [Conférence enregistrée à distance].Session 3 : Exploitation of natural resources and raw materials, subsistence strategies.

This presentation will verse on the subject andmethods used in my doctoral research project. I am currently developingresearch in Brazilian archaeology, with a project aiming to contribute to theunderstanding of the occupation processes of southeastern Brazil byhunter-gatherer groups during the Holocene. More specifically, this researchfocusses on the State of São Paulo, concentrating on the study of two classesof formal lithic artefacts, namely bifacial projectile points and unifacial,plane-convex scrapers. The scope of the research is to characterize thediversity of the southeastern Brazilian lithic industries by means of amorphometric approach, in order to explore the differences or similarities inthe 2 characteristics of bifacial points and unifacial artefacts of São Pauloterritory in relation to these same artefact classes found in the south (UmbuTradition, with bifacial points) and in the midwest and part of the northeastof the country (Itaparica Tradition, with unifacial artefacts). These data willbe theoretically interpreted in light of the assumptions of CulturalTransmission Theory, aiming the proposal of hypotheses related to the scenariosof regional settlement, territory delineation and cultural contact, andrelating these scenarios to the population dynamics of these human groupsthroughout the Holocene. The endeavors for application of morphometric methodsto the morphological analysis of material culture is fairly new –a little morethan a decade– and it has been gaining more interest among archaeologists asan effective, quantitative and complementary approach to the more disseminatedtechnological analyses, mainly regarding lithic artefacts. This project has notyielded research results so far, so the idea for this occasion is to presentresults of recent morphometric works applied to lithic studies in Brazil and tointroduce the morphometric approach as a promising method of analysis inarchaeological studies.

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UT2J. (2021, 8 mars). Analysis of Artefact Form: the application of morphometric methods to archaeology / Renata Pedroso de Araujo. [Vidéo]. Canal-U. (Consultée le 26 mai 2022)

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