Andrews, Anthony P.. Late Postclassic lowland Maya

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

Title: Late Postclassic lowland Maya

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of world prehistory -- Vol. 7, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Journal of world prehistory -- Vol. 7, no. 1 New York: Plenum Press. 1993. 35-69 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Anthony P. Andrews

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. Postclassic Maya (NY54)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Architecture (341); Settlement patterns (361); External trade (439); Visual arts (5311); Community structure (621); Provinces (635); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Typologies and classifications (914);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is basically a summary and review of Late Postclassic lowland Maya archaeology dating from approximately 800 B.P. to 483 B.P. (1200 A.D.- 1517 A.D.).'The history of past research is outlined, and investigations on topics of major scholarly concern are discussed. The current data allow us to present an approximate reconstruction of the events and processes that characterize the period, although the information on many areas and topics is still fragmentary. Research in Maya archaeology has focused heavily on the more spectacular developments of earlier periods, creating the impression that the last few centuries of the prehispanic era were a time of disorganization and decline. New data and interpretations indicate that the Late Postclassic was a dynamic period in which the lowland Maya were moving in new directions, restructuring their society and worldview '(p. 35).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. ny54-001

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 60-69)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Archaeologist-4

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 800 BP-483 BP (1200 A.D.-1517 A.D.)

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mayas--Antiquities

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