Akins, Nancy J.. A biocultural approach to human burials from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

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

Title: A biocultural approach to human burials from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Published By: Original publisher Santa Fe, N.M.: Branch of Cultural Research, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service. 1986. xvi, 215 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Nancy J. Akins

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Early Anasazi (NT95)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Artifact and archive collections (119); Anthropometry (141); Morbidity (164); Mortality (165); Nutrition (146); Burial practices and funerals (764); Cultural participation (184);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Akins analyzed the human remains from Chaco Canyon that have been excavated since 1890. She visited many of the collections including ones at the Field Museum in Chicago, the National Museum in Washington, D.C., the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Peabody Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Arizona State University in Tempe from 1977 to 1981. Akins discusses how the burials were excavated, the problems with the data base, the biological characteristics of the collection, and the health of the population such as can be seen from the skeletal remains. Comparisons are made between the great house and small-site residents.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. nt95-012

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Title on added t.p.: Human burials from Chaco Canyon Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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 Physical Anthropologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1500-700 BP (AD 500-1300)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chaco culture--Anthropometry//Chaco culture--Funeral customs and rites//Paleopathology--New Mexico--Chaco Canyon//Pueblo Indians--Antiquities//Chaco Canyon (N.M.)--Antiquities//New Mexico--Antiquities


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