14.10.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Conference on Archaeology Education in Brazil: the Connection between the Past and the Present


The Conference is part of the event Serra da Capivara: Brazilians over 50,000 Years Old that presents in Brasilia two exhibitions an a cycle of conference on the Serra da Capivara National Park. It takes place at Espaço Israel Pinheiro (EIP), Praça dos Três Poderes, Brasilia, DF (Brazil), on Wednesday, 16 October, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The conference will be coordinated by professor Gisele Daltrini Felice, researcher and member of the Consultative Council of the Foundation Museu do Homem Americano (FUMDHAM), in Piauí (Brazil), and professor at the Federal University of Vale de São Francisco (UNIVASF). The Archaeologists Adriana Soares and Tânia de Castro Santana will also participate in the presentation. They live in the surrounding municipalities of the Serra da Capivara National Park. They have studied at UNIVASF and today they work for the Park.

The event proposes a discussion on the importance of the study and research on Archaeology to link cultures and ways of life of the past to the present. It is possible to understand the history of a society and its evolution course through the analysis of material traces of ancestry.  Professor Gisele Daltrini Felice, together with two archaeologists will highlight the work carried out in the region of São Raimundo Nonato village, Southeast of Piauí. They will also show its relevance to the development of the community that lives around the Serra da Capivara National Park.

Professor Gisele is graduated in Geography at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), with Masters Degree and Doctorate in Archaelogy at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). She has been a researcher at FUMDHAM for 13 years and a professor at UNIVASF for three years.

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