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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Glassow, Michael A.
Purisimeño Chumash prehistory: maritime adaptations along the Southern California coast
Published By: Original publisher
Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers. 1996. xiv, 170 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Michael A. Glassow
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.
Late Southern California (NS50)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Settlement patterns (361);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Glassow directed two archaeological projects on Vandenberg Air Force Base. Excavations were carried out at 11 sites. The studies were undertaken to comply with federal laws concerning archaeology. Prehistory on Vandenberg extends back 9,000 years. While doing the compliance, Glassow hoped to answer certain research questions concerning the prehistory of the area and of the Purismeño Chumash. He was able to learn more about diet; settlement patterns; climatic changes and its effects on population; relative population densities; hunting, shellfish collecting, and fishing; site acitivities; and how these things changed through time. He discusses the role of the Vandenberg region in interregional exchange (chert preforms were manufactured on Vandenberg) and he discusses some of the cultural differences between the Purismeño and the Barbareño Chumash. A synopsis of the Chumash culture at the time of European contact is included in this report.
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. 157-160)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1974 and 1978-1980
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry ; 1998
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
3000 BP - 200 BP
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
California -- Antiquities