Andrews, Anthony P.. Chichen Itza and Coba: an Itza-Maya standoff in Early Postclassic Yucatan

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

Title: Chichen Itza and Coba: an Itza-Maya standoff in Early Postclassic Yucatan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Lowland Maya Postclassic, edited by Arlen F. Chase and Prudence M. Rice

Published By: Original publisher The Lowland Maya Postclassic, edited by Arlen F. Chase and Prudence M. Rice Austin: University of Texas Press. 1985. 62-72 p. maps

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

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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 Reviews and critiques (114); Historical reconstruction (174); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Ceramic technology (323); Exchange transactions (437); Competition (477);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study, based primarily on historical reconstruction, describes the arrival of the Itza on the Yucatan peninsula during the early Postclassic period, their expansion into the interior with the establishment of their capital at Chichen Itza, and their eventual control over most of northern Yucatan. The authors discuss the relationship of the Itza to the trading center and city of Coba both militarily and as trade competitors in the region. Much of the evidence for the presence of the Itza at various sites on the peninsula is based on the occurrence of Sotuta phase ceramics, which is characteristic of this culture.

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. ny54-028

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 2:Anonymous

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 Archaeologists-4,5

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). 1300 BP-800 BP (700 A.D.-1200 A.D.)

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mayas--Antiquities

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