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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Sanders, William T.
Parsons, Jeffrey R.
Santley, Robert S.
The basin of Mexico: ecological processes in the evolution of a civilization
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Academic Press. 1979. xiv, 561 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
William T. Sanders, Jeffrey R. Parsons, and Robert S. Santley
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Highland Mesoamerican Late Preclassic (NY42)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Historical reconstruction (174);
Archaeological survey methods (129);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Land use (311);
Tests and schedules administered in the field (125);
Ceramic technology (323);
Typologies and classifications (914);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph represents the results of field research conducted over a period of 15 years (1960-1975), in the Basin of Mexico. Although Sanders covers a wide range of archaeological periods from the Early Horizon to the Late Horizon (ca. 1500 BC to 1519 AD), the major focus of this document is on the period from 600 BC to 300 AD which he refers to in the text as the First Intermediate division, phases two to five. This study is divided into five major parts. Chapters 1-3 essentially deal with the methodology of the Basin of Mexico Survey Project. Chapters 4-7 are primarily data chapters, with a focus on geography, settlements, demography, and resource utilization, with a minimum of interpretation. Chapter 8 reconstructs the history of socioeconomic systems based on a combination of the data from survey and excavation. Chapter 9 discusses the implications of the Survey Project in terms of broad theoretical concepts in anthropology. Chapter 10 is mostly a plea for future research to expand the considerable data base produced by the Survey. A series of appendices conclude the work containing topics of a more specialized nature (pp. xiii-xiv).
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. 533-549) 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
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).
2600-1700 BP (600 BC-AD 300)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Basin of Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of Mexico--Mexico--Mexico, Valley of--Antiquities/Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric--Mexico--Mexico, Valley of/Human ecology--Mexico--Mexico, Valley of/Mexico, Valley of (Mexico)--Antiquities/ Mexico--Antiquities