Since the late 1970s, debates on the Public Archaeology field have been established as a segment marked by the increase of thoughts and studies in the contemporary archaeological panorama. This discussion implicates a diversity of approaches, ranging from contexts where the archaeological information is brought to the public through Heritage Education activities, to the collective knowledge production of this science/discipline, in which perspectives such as Multivocality (HODDER, 1998) and the Relational Archaeology (GNECCO, 2009) are used. In regards to the latter, it is possible to observe an encouragement to establish horizontal and democratic relation between local/traditional and academic/scientific information, embodying a complementarity of knowledge grounded on relations of mutual respect. Added to this scope is the researcher’s social activism, coupled with the desire to promote ruptures with the hegemonic, unidirectional and colonizing Archaeology, founded on the logic of the Decolonial Theory. Therefore, those involved in such perspective do not seek to conceive universal truths in their investigations, but rather, constructions, debates and interpretations settled in places that represent the numerous actors involved in the research. Following this line of thought, this symposium intent to gather a broad range of researches in Public Archaeology and its transdisciplinary fields, especially those associated with Education, Museology, as well as the vast ground of Heritage Preservation. Our intention is, consequently, to aggregate visions that reveal strategies, theories and scenarios of sharing and, undeniably, of democratic constructions of archaeological knowledge. In summary, we aim at the construction of a mosaic of perspectives that will be presented in the discussions within this symposium.


key words:

Education. Public Archaeology. Archaeological knowledge. Multivocality




Bruno Vitor de Farias Vieira, Doutorando em Arqueologia Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS) Email:

Mariana Zanchetta Otaviano, Mestranda em Arqueologia e Conservação do Patrimônio Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) Email:

Augusto Moutinho Miranda, Mestrando em Arqueologia Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS) Email:

Leandro Mageste, Doutor em Arqueologia Colegiado de Arqueologia e Preservação Patrimonial Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco (UNIVASF) Email:


symposium commentator.


Jóina Borges, Doutora em História Cultural Colegiado de Arqueologia e Conservação de Arte Rupestre Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI) Email: