Akkermans, Peter M. M. G.. Tradition and social change in northern Mesopotamia during the later fifth and fourth millennium BC

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

Title: Tradition and social change in northern Mesopotamia during the later fifth and fourth millennium BC

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Upon this foundation : the 'Ubaid reconsidered : proceedings from the 'Ubaid symposium, Elsinore, May 30th-June 1st 1988 / edited by Elizabeth F. Henrickson and Ingolf Thuesen

Published By: Original publisher Upon this foundation : the 'Ubaid reconsidered : proceedings from the 'Ubaid symposium, Elsinore, May 30th-June 1st 1988 / edited by Elizabeth F. Henrickson and Ingolf Thuesen Copenhagen: Carsten Niebuhr Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Studies : University of Copenhagen, Museum Tusculanum Press. 1989. 339-367 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Peter M. M. G. Akkermans

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ubaid (MH55)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Settlement patterns (361); Burial practices and funerals (764); Religious and educational structures (346); Cultural stratigraphy (912); Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural participation (184);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In the following document Akkermans describescertain aspects of ritual behaviour in fifth and fourth millennium Mesopotamia ('Ubaid and Late Chalcolithic periods)and attempts to relate it to ideological changes in the society. Emphasis in the document is on northern Mesopotamia (Iraq)mainly taking Tepe Gawra and Tell Arpachiyah into consideration. Two specific aspects of 'Ubaid and Late Chalcolithic society given special attention in this work are settlement structure and architecture, and funerary practices.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 29

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. mh55-029

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 14: Henrickson and Thuesen

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, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 7000-5000 BP (5000-3000 BC)

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ubaid culture

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