Solecki, Rose L.. An early village site at Zawi Chemi Shanidar

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

Title: An early village site at Zawi Chemi Shanidar

Published By: Original publisher Malibu, CA: Undena Publications. 1980 [i.e. 1981]. vi, 1-71, 81-116 p., [13] p. of plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Rose L. Solecki

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aceramic Neolithic (M084)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Lithic industries (324); Bone, horn, and shell technology (321); General tools (412); Religious and educational structures (346); Prayers and sacrifices (782);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Zawi Chemi Shanidar is an open air site in northeastern Iraq that had fairly good preservation with bone and horn found. The date for the site and the microlithic stone tools indicate the site is from a transitional period from the late Epipaleolithic to the Prepottery Neolithic. As microlithic chipped stone tools are usually considered to be Epipaleolithic, they were not indexed for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) subjects. There was a wide range of chipped stone tools, including many for food processing of grains or nuts. There is indirect evidence for cereal agriculture and by the end of the settlement's occupation, the residents had domestic sheep. One structure was found that appears to have been for religious purposes as it had a ritual deposit nearby composed of goat skulls and wing bones from predatory birds.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

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. m084-010

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. [81]-85) end figures and plates paginated as 86-116

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1956-1957, and 1960

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. Sarah Berry; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). early village, Layer B; 10,870±300 BP

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Neolithic period--Iraq--Zawi Chemi Shanidar Site/Paleolithic period--Iraq--Zawi Chemi Shanidar Site/Zawi Chemi Shanidar Site (Iraq)


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