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By Pedro Da-Gloria,Walter A. Neves,Mark Hubbe

This groundbreaking quantity offers, for the 1st time in English, a wide historic overview of the researches conducted over a hundred and seventy years within the sector of Lagoa Santa, Brazil, essentially the most very important archaeological areas within the Americas. From the pioneering paintings of the Danish naturalist Peter Lund within the XIX century to the hot study at the dispersion of early people throughout South the USA, led by way of Walter A. Neves and co-workers, Lagoa Santa has provided amazing findings, the most important collections of early human skeletons within the Americas, and has contributed to the general discussions in regards to the cost of the Americas.

This edited quantity goals to fill the inability of guides in English approximately Lagoa Santa and gathers representatives of the entire major Brazilian associations at once concerned about the archaeological and paleontological investigations within the sector, so as to give you the foreign medical group a accomplished and whole account of the researches that contributed to rewrite the heritage of the peopling of the Americas.

The ebook is geared up in elements. the 1st contains chapters describing all the interventions within the quarter, starting with the pioneering paintings of Peter Lund and culminating with the newest intervention led by way of Walter A. Neves and his workforce. the second one a part of the booklet includes experiences of present correct examine foci within the area, equivalent to migrations, overall healthiness, mortuary rituals, paleontology, rock paintings and technology.

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