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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Castro-Leal Espino, Marcia
Tzintzuntzan: capital de los tarascos
Published By: Original publisher
Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico: Gobierno del Estado de Michoacan. 1986. 246 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Marcia Castro Leal
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2001. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
West Mexico Postclassic (NU76)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
History and culture change (170);
Comparative evidence (171);
Traditional history (173);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Ceramic technology (323);
Smiths and their crafts (326);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Miscellaneous structures (349);
Visual arts (5311);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Typologies and classifications (914);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Based on archaeological analysis (e.g., ceramics, architecture, and metallurgy), in conjunction with linguistics, documentary, and traditional histories, Castro-Leal attempts to trace the origin and development of the Tarascan nation-state from approximately 1100 B.P. (900 A.D.) to 470 B.P.(1530 A.D.) at the time of the Spanish conquests. The compilation of data is then compared to other parts of Mesoamerica to show (according to the author) a common origin of political institutions throughout the area.
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. 233-246)
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.
John Beierle ; 2000
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1100 BP-470 BP (900 A.D.-1530 A.D.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
State of Michoacan, Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities