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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Abbott, David R.
Ceramics and community organization among the Hohokam
Published By: Original publisher
Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2000. xii, 259 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
David R. Abbott
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Social relationships and groups (571);
Ceramic technology (323);
Internal trade (438);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Abbott uses ceramic data to examine the social relationships of the Hohokam. Based on geological studies in the basin he is now able to examine the temper in a pot sherd and determine the source of the temper and therefore the area where the pot was made. Contrary to long held assumptions, plainware pots were also being exchanged within the Phoenix Basin. Abbott is then able to infer that despite the complexity of their canal system, the Hohokam used a kin-based social mechanism to control their irrigation facilities. There is some indication that during the Classic period, as the platform mounds were used for elevated households, some elites were trying to consolidate power and change the system to a vertically stratified one. However, the worsening predictability of the water flow from the Salt River prevented the elites from establishing a more stratified society.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry; 2009
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1050-550 BP (AD 950-1450)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Phoenix basin, Arizona, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Pueblo Grande Museum//Hohokam culture--Arizona--Phoenix//Hohokam pottery--Arizona--PhoenixSocial archaeology--Arizona--PhoenixPhoenix (Ariz.)--Antiquities