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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Diehl, Richard A.
The Olmecs: America's first civilization
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Thames and Hudson. 2004. 7-202 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Richard A. Diehl
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Visual arts (5311);
Settlement patterns (361);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Diehl provides a current synthesis of archaeological evidence and scholarship on the Olmec. Beyond the portions describing in detail the sequential development and importance of the urban centers of Olmec culture, San Lorenzo and La Venta, Diehl also lucidly discusses the evidence for the early development of the Olmec culture at San Lorenzo and El Manatí, and the declining or 'Epi-Olmec' culture at Tres Zapotes. In-depth and topically organized sections describe and interpret Olmec culture, Olmec art, and Olmec influences throughout Mesoamerica.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-202) 'Olman' (Olmec Core Area or heartland) - use 'IDENTIFICATION (101)' and/or 'TERRITORIAL HIERARCHY (631)'
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.
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).
3600 BP-1750 BP
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings