Adams, Richard E. W., 1931-. The origins of civilization in the Maya lowlands

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The origins of civilization in the Maya lowlands

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Origins of Maya civilization, edited by Richard E. W. Adams

Published By: Original publisher The Origins of Maya civilization, edited by Richard E. W. Adams Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 1977. 3-24 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Richard E. W. Adams ; T. Patrick Culbert

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2001. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Preclassic Maya (NY52)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Reviews and critiques (114); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is the introductory chapter to 'The Origins of Maya Civilization,' which includes documents 29-40. Adams and Culbert provide a definition of lowland Maya civilization and review the theories regarding its origin and rise. They also include a review of sites, chronology, and cultural complexes.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ny52-028

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: For bibliographical references see document number 1:Anonymous

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archeologists-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 3600-1350 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mayas -- Antiquities

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