Andrews, E. Wyllys (Edward Wyllys), 1916-1971. Classic to Postclassic: a summary discussion

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Title: Classic to Postclassic: a summary discussion

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Late Lowland Maya civilization : classic to postclassic, edited by Jeremy A. Sabloff and E. Wyllys Andrews V

Published By: Original publisher Late Lowland Maya civilization : classic to postclassic, edited by Jeremy A. Sabloff and E. Wyllys Andrews V Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 1986. 433-456 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Jeremy A. Sabloff ; E. Wyllys Andrews V

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); Reviews and critiques (114); Prehistory (172); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Cultural participation (184); Ceramic technology (323); Architecture (341); Ordering of time (805); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Andrews and Sabloff summarize the chapters in their edited book (eHRAF documents numbered 30-41). '[They] believe that the principal thrust of the papers in this volume…is a reorientation of our view of ancient Maya civilization away from the traditional perception of the time from the Late Classic until the Spanish conquest,' (page 433) and they present the diverse opinions of the book's authors pointing out the complexity of Maya civilization during the Postclassic. Much of this document is spent discussing the 'relationship of Chichen Itza to other Terminal Classic and Early Postclassic sites,' in the Maya Lowlands (page 434). A concomitant problem is one of dating and whether to accept a correlation of the Maya and Christian calendars at 11.3.0.0.0 or 11.16.0.0.0. Andrews and Sabloff also argue that there was a significant change in Maya civilization after the fall of Chichen Itza and they see a break from the cultural tradition of the Classic Period with the rise of Mayapan and other late sites.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 42

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. ny54-042

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 6: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 Archaeologist-4

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Terminal Classic through Postclassic Periods

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mayas--Antiquities

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