Merpert, N. IA. (Nikolai IAkovlevich). Burial practices of the Halaf culture

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

Title: Burial practices of the Halaf culture

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Early stages in the evolution of Mesopotamian civilization : Soviet excavations in northern Iraq, edited by Norman Yoffee and Jeffery J. Clark

Published By: Original publisher Early stages in the evolution of Mesopotamian civilization : Soviet excavations in northern Iraq, edited by Norman Yoffee and Jeffery J. Clark University of Arizona Press: Tucson. 1993. 207-222 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication N. Ya. Merpert and R. M. Munchaev

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. Halafian (M086)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Burial practices and funerals (764); Mourning (765); Special burial practices and funerals (766); Miscellaneous facilities (368); Utensils (415);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Merpert and Munchaev discuss burial practices, mostly as they pertain to the Halaf period at Yarim Tepe I and II. During their excavations they found a cemetery area and burials within the settlement. Burial practices range from inhumations, skull burials, cremations, to burials under houses within the settlement. They also describe the ceramic and stone artifacts found with the burials, most of which were vessels.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. m086-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: for bibliographical references see document 4: Yoffee and Clark

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1977-1980

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; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Halaf period

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Yarim Tepe I and Yarim Tepe II, Iraq

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Halaf culture


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