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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Donnan, Christopher B.
Royal tombs of Sipán
Published By: Original publisher
Los Angeles, Calif.: Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California. 1993. 226 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Walter Alva, Christopher B. Donnan
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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
Culture summary (105);
Laboratory analysis of materials other than dating methods in archaeology (1212);
Visual arts (5311);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Military organization (701);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Following a concise overview of Moche material culture, this work is a graphics-rich catalog of excavations and artifacts recovered from three early, elite tombs at the Lambayeque Valley site of Sipán, starting with an account of the discovery by looters and archaeological rescue efforts. Full-scale scientific excavations encountered numerous challenges as well as spectacular riches. The authors begin to answer questions about the social roles of the interred individuals through a comparative examination of grave goods with the known corpus of Moche art. They describe what is known about the Sacrifice Ceremony and how it may have changed over time.
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 bibliographical references (p. 228)
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; 2013
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1950-1700 BP (AD 50-300)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Sipán, Saña, district, Chiclayo (Lambayeque Valley), Lambayeque, Peru
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings