Bernal, Ignacio. The Olmec world

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

Title: The Olmec world

Published By: Original publisher Berkeley: University of California Press. 1969. xiv, 273 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Ignacio Bernal ; translated by Doris Heydon and Fernando Horcasitas

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. Olmec (NU95)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Visual arts (5311); Comparative evidence (171); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Bernal examines the distribution of Olmec stylistic traits and sites, defining a 'Metropolitan Olmec Area,' as well as specific 'Colonial Olmec' sites outside that core area, and a broader region with diffuse 'Olmecoid' characteristics. Accordingly, the work is organized into three major sections: 1) an excellent description of major sites and finds in the core area; 2) a general interpretation of Olmec culture; and 3) a relatively uncritical review of evidence for the diffusion of the Olmec style throughout Mesoamerica. The pattern of evidence is taken as proof of the primacy of the Olmec in the development of Mesoamerican civilization (in part by setting the initial date for Olmec a century earlier than the corresponding Preclassic period in the Central Highlands of Mexico).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. nu95-001

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 references (p. 195-208) EL MUNDO OLMECA, first published in Mexico City by Porrúa Hermanos, 1968 jaguar cult - use 'CONGREGATIONS (794)'

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document unknown

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

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Leon G. Doyon ; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 3500 BP-2100 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama (Mesoamerica and Central America)

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Olmecs


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