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Title:A glimpse over the land and peoples of Mozambique: the collections assembled during the colonial period and their importance for the rebuilding of the history of Mozambique
Authors:Roque, Ana Cristina
Ferrão, Lívia
Periodical:African Research and Documentation
Geographic terms:Mozambique
Subjects:African studies collections
colonial history
Abstract:There are still a number of unknown collections that are important vehicles of information regarding the regions and peoples of Mozambique. This article describes one of these collections, the Collection of the Anthropological Mission of Mozambique (AMM), which was assembled between 1936 and 1956 during six research campaigns in Mozambique. Kept in the custody of the Tropical Research Institute (IICT) in Lisbon since 1988, and stored at the Centre for Prehistory and Archaeology (CPHA), the collection has been catalogued and studied in a research project which started in 1996. The diversity of the collection, which consists of archaeological, ethnological, iconographic and documentary materials, gives it special importance in comparison with other collections that were brought to Portugal from Mozambique. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]