Lana Gabriela Guimarães Melo – Whitten Research Fund 2023-24

Lana Gabriela Guimarães MeloLana Gabriela Guimarães Melo

Universidade Federal do Pará

Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024


For a present past: archaeology as school content in indigenous basic education

In this project, I propose to carry out a bibliographical survey of academic research in archaeology, anthropology and history carried out on and/or with the Munduruku people, from the middle and upper Tapajós, in order to develop syllabus content for the “Culture and Identity” school subject offered to indigenous students in the 6th to 9th grades of elementary school, with the aim of providing a differentiated education within the indigenous school context. This research is a collaborative investigation with Munduruku teachers from the middle Tapajós region. In addition to the bibliographic survey, I intend to participate in and promote dialogues between this research and the knowledge of shamans, elders and specialists in ethnographic and archaeological material stored in local institutions in the state of Pará – Brazil.

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