IAD Blog

September 3, 2019

IAD 2018: Art in the Serra (da Capivara), Brazil

by Marian Rodrigues, Executive Director of the Instituto Olho D'Água


Excavation for IAD 2018

On October 30th 2018, students from the municipal school of Coronel José Dias (Piauí, Brazil) and the larger community participated in the event “Art in the Serra” as part of International Archaeology Day, the global celebration organized by the Archaeological Institute of America.

For this occasion, the following activities were held at the Atelier and Library of Dona Graça and included the enthusiastic participation of 300 people:

– A welcome speech by Dr. Marian Rodrigues in the presence of esteemed guests: City Mayor Manoel Galvão, Vice Mayor Raianderson Assis, President of the Municipal Council Deodato Oliveira, and a representative of the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) Roberto Costa

– Opening of the exhibition: DESUSO – THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE OF SERRA DA CAPIVARA

– Workshop on archaeological excavation

– Workshop entitled “Hands in the Clay: Manufacture of Ceramic Utensils”

– Workshop concerning archaeology, tourism, and cultural heritage

– Workshop on “Weaving Memories: Manufacture of Straw Hats”

– Workshop of local northeast Brazilian music and dance: “Casa de Reboco” with forró of accordion and zabumba

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