Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
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Funari, Pedro Paulo A. (Indigenous Archaeology)

  • Marcia BezerraEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_46

Basic Biographical Information

Pedro Paulo A. Funari (1959–) was born in São Paulo, southeast of Brazil, to a family of humble origins but adept to reading and to culture in general (Fig. 1). Influenced by the family environment, he became, at a young age, interested in the humanities, specially philosophy, politics, and religion. Philosophy would have been his choice for ingressing in higher education, but the political context of Brazil in the 1970s – the military dictatorship – forced him to choose another path: history. The undergraduate major in history at the Universidade de São Paulo/USP, between 1977 and 1981, however, allowed his insertion in a forum of reflections on the social injustices, in particular, on the political panorama of Latin America (one of his constant concerns) and, at the same time, granted him the right to lecture history. For Funari, the teaching of history at the time fulfilled two roles: the chance to share with his students a more critical view of...
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Further Reading

  1. Funari, P. P. A. (ed.) 2002. Encyclopaedia of historical archaeology. London: New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  2. - 2002. Os antigos habitantes do Brasil. São Paulo: Editora da UNESP: Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo.Google Scholar
  3. - 2007. Trajetória acadêmica: um depoimento. História e-história. Available at http://www.historiaehistoria.com.br/materia.cfm?tb=professores&ID=34 (acessed 15 December 2011).
  4. - 2010. Contemporary issues in historical archaeology, Volume 1. Oxford: Archaeopress.Google Scholar
  5. Funari, P. P. A., & M. Bezerra. 2012. Public archaeology in Latin America, in R. Skeates, C. McDavid & J. Carman (ed.). The Oxford handbook of public archaeology: 100-15. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Funari, P. P. A., M. Hall & S. Jones. (ed.) 1999. Historical archaeology: back from the edge. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  7. Funari, P. P. A., A. Zarankin & E. Stovel. (ed.) 2005. Global archaeological theory: contextual voices and contemporary thoughts. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
  8. Funari, P. P. A., A. Zarankin & M. Salerno. (ed.) 2009. Memories from darkness. Archaeology of repression and resistance in Latin America, Volume 1. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
  9. Pearsall, D. M. & P. P. A. Funari.(ed.) 2007. Encyclopaedia of archaeology, Volume 3. Oxford: Academic Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PPGA/Universidade Federal do Pará/CNPqBelémBrazil