Arqueologia de uma cidade portuária: Cananéia, séculos XIX-XX

The aim of this Ph.D. thesis is to map and register the ports of the Ribeiras valley (SP) especially those situated in Cananéia that provide information about the period 1850-1950, when a capitalist production mode based on the trade of rice was developed in the region. The justification for this kind of approach is the necessity to evaluate the contradictions between the speech and the real society. Nowadays the region is known by its natural resources and historical buildings but at the same time it is the poorest region of São Paulo state.

However, since the 19th century until today the ports have had a great structural dynamics. How to explain this conflict? By observing the context through a Maritime Archaeology based on the historical materialism. These contexts have been delimitated with mapping, registering and extensive surveying of the structures, patrimony and places related to evolution of watercraft, ports and the commercial dynamics in urban environment.

The result of the research was the understanding that two changes have caused huge transformation in the productive dynamics of the entire Ribeiras valley. The first one was the transition from commercial agriculture to commercial fishing and tourism. The second one was the inversion of the direction of the trade caused by the substitution of maritime transportation, first by river transportation/ railroad, secondly by the road transportation. This process put the profits in the hands of new economical agents, but kept the production of the speech with the old power owners.

  • Thesis
  • Paulo Fernando Bava de Camargo
  • Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • 2009
  • São Paulo
  • Portuguese
  • Tese (Doutorado em Arqueologia) - Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (USP), São Paulo, 2009, 293 p., il., color., Biblioteca Digital de Teses e Dissertações da USP [acesso 2018-05-24].
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