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1 December 2011 Traditional Fishing, Mollusk Gathering, and the Shell Mound Builders of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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This article presents results of ethnographic research on modern fishers and mollusk gatherers from the state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. Information from interviews is correlated with questions regarding the lifeways of groups that built large shell mounds along the Brazilian coast between 6,000 and 1,000 years ago. Ethnoarchaeological research helps deconstruct misconceptions regarding these prehistoric communities, demonstrating that large-scale sedentary groups could have successfully utilized estuarine resources on a year-round basis.

Maria Dulce Gaspar, Daniela M. Klokler, and Paulo DeBlasis "Traditional Fishing, Mollusk Gathering, and the Shell Mound Builders of Santa Catarina, Brazil," Journal of Ethnobiology 31(2), 188-212, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-31.2.188
Published: 1 December 2011
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