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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Aldenderfer, Mark S.
Montane Foragers: Asana and the south-central Andean archaic
Published By: Original publisher
Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa Press. 1998. xv, 327 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Mark S. Aldenderfer
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.
Highland Andean Archaic (SE47)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Archaeological excavation methods (1210);
Lithic industries (324);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Heating and lighting equipment (354);
Settlement patterns (361);
Refuse disposal and sanitary facilities (364);
General tools (412);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Aldenderfer uses the first chapter of this book to explore how people are effected by high mountain environments. He uses studies from around the world to point out the affects of high altitude on humans in the Andes and how the first peoples would have had to adapt. He then describes the environment and his research in the Osmore Basin. In addition to excavation at the site of Asana Aldenderfer conducted extensive 'non-site' surveys of the Asana valley. Several sites were found in addition to surface densities of artifacts. The settlement system of the Asana valley is explored. The site of Asana ranges in age from about 10,000 B.P. to 3600 B.P. (only the data pertaining to the Middle and Late Archaic were indexed for Outline of Cultural Material codes). The site was a residential base of surprising complexity. with public and ceremonial architecture, ceremonial minatures, other ceremonial features, and domestic dwellings and changed from a hunting camp to a residential base to a residential base for pastoralists.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographal references (p. 309-324)
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 ; 2002
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
7800 BP-3600 BP
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
site of Asana; Peru
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of South America--Andes--Antiquities