Santarem Phase

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South American farming cultures found in the Lower and Middle Amazon areas of Brazil and tentatively dated to c.ad 1500 and later. Characterized by their ceramic assemblages, which belong to the Incised and Punctuate Horizon Style of Amazonia. Vessels in this style from Santarem itself were festooned with adornos (appliqué) in the form of humans, crocodiles, jaguars, monkeys, birds, and frogs. Such adornment would have precluded much everyday use, and instead these wares are interpreted as funerary vessels.

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