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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Sharer, Robert J.
Morley, Sylvanus Griswold, 1883-1948
The ancient Maya
Published By: Original publisher
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press. 1994. 32, 892 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Robert J. Sharer
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.
Classic Maya (NY53)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Recreational structures (345);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Miscellaneous structures (349);
Mercantile business (441);
Visual arts (5311);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Chief executive (643);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an excellent introduction to classic Mayan civilization and includes discussions about the preclassic and postclassic periods. In the first half of the book, Sharer discusses the Maya on a period-by-period and site-by-site basis. In the second half, he discusses various aspects of Mayan culture, such as subsistence system, trade, social organization, cosmology, calendrics, writing, architecture, and artifacts. Sharer provides a good overview of the relationships and history of the polities that made up the Mayan realm. Also he writes about the history of Mayan research and scholarship.
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
Rev. ed. of: The ancient Maya / Sylvanus G. Morley and George W. Brainerd. 4th ed. 1983 Includes bibliographical references (p. 765-847)
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.
Ian Skoggard ; 1999
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1750 BP - 1100 BP (250 A.D. - 900 A.D.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings