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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Smith, Michael Ernest, 1953-
Published By: Original publisher
Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers. 1996 (1997 printing). xviii, 361 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Michael E. Smith
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
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Occupational specialization (463);
Mercantile business (441);
Form and rules of government (642);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Ordering of time (805);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is a study in what the author calls 'social archaeology', an analysis of the everyday lives of peasants and other commoners in archaeological time. The major portion of the book describes Aztec civilization during the 91 years between the formation of the Triple Alliance empire in 1428 and the arrival of the Spaniards in 1519. This period is generally referred to in the archaeological literature as the Late Aztec B period and represents the pinnacle of cultural development in ancient Mesoamerica. Major topics include a general introduction to the Aztecs, culture history, agriculture, artisans and their wares, the role of merchants in the economy, family and social class, city-states and the empire, religion, science and art, and post-contact changes in the society.
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. -347) and index
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
Archaeologist, Ethnologist-4, 5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle; 2008
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1300-430 BP (650-1520 AD)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Valley of Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Aztecs--History/Aztecs--Antiquities/Aztecs--Social life and customs/Mexico--Antiquities