Diehl, Richard A.. Tula: the Toltec capital of ancient Mexico

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

Title: Tula: the Toltec capital of ancient Mexico

Published By: Original publisher London: Thames and Hudson. 1983. 184 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Richard A. Diehl

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. Central Mexico Postclassic (NU93)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Structures (340); Production and supply (433);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Diehl writes, 'This book is about the ancient Toltecs and their capital of Tula in central Mexico….[I]t is more a general synthesis of what we know about the Toltecs than a specifically project-oriented work…. [O]ur project was a very broadly conceived attempt to study many facets of Toltec life and the very nature of the results require a broad perspective. …[And] I wanted to provide a book for the general public as well as my professional colleagues.' (page 10). 'The UMC [(University of Missouri-Columbia)] Tula Archaeological Project was a decade-long research program designed to study Toltec life and culture at Tula.This book is a semi-final report and interpretation of the project results…' (page 11). Diehl provides an overview of the Toltecs and compares them to the Aztec and contemporary cultures, looking especially at Toltec contacts throughout Mesoamerica and northern Mexico. His archaeological findings are described, especially the architecture, along with the Toltec economy and their collapse.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. nu93-002

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical geferences (p. 175-176)and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1961, 1966, 1969-1972

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; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1100 BP-479 BP (900 AD-1521 AD)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tula, Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Toltecs/ Tula de Allende (Mexico)--Antiquities/Tula Site (Tula de Allende, Mexico) Mexico--Antiquities


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