Object description

Part of the set of vessels put as part of the funeral dowry of several secondary burials placed on the ground surface of a granitic cave in Santa Maria Madalena, known as Toca dos Urubus (Vultures Lair). Its morphology is that of a deeper bowl, with “simple corrugated” decoration and a small castellated detail on the edge is another piece that shows signs of interethnic contact between people from the Mucuri Phase of Tradição Una with some ceramist people from the Tupi Tradition, evidenced by the introduction of coils on the rim of the vessel with simple corrugated, with nail marks or spatulas, a typical Tupi decoration, probably in the initial contacts with this group. And, not found in other phases or sites of the Mucuri phase in the flat lands and in the coast.

Cultural affiliation of the object

Prehistoric period

Una Tradition

Mucuri Phase

Location Santa Madalena, Rio de Janeiro

Toca dos Urubus site, RJ MP 13

Sector Surface

Level Surface

Cultural analysis of the object

Type Deep Bowl 8 A

Material Ceramic

Dimension 15 x 23 cm (5,9 x 9 inches)

Relative Dating: 1000 – 1100 BP

Source IAB 1971 Collection

Catalog 600