Lee, Yun Kuen. Tribal segmentation and spatial variability: the social organization of a prehistoric Yangshao village community

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Chapter I: Introduction

Chapter Ii: Segmentary Organization And Its Archaeological Expression

Segmentary Organization In Ethnography

Archaeological Expression Of Segmentary Organization

The Tiv

The Cheyenne

The Etoro

Evaluation Of The Ethnographic Data

Chapter Iii: Marxist Reconstruction Of Yangshao Social Organization

Marxist Anthropological Construct

Evolution Of Human Culture

History Of The Family

The Yangshao Culture

Marxist Interpretation Of Yangshao Society

Economic Basis

Ownership Of Property


Cemetery Arrangement

Sexual Segregation

Sex Structure

Female Status

Child Status

Muddling Of Concepts And Material

Chapter Iv: The Jiangzhai Site

Geographical Settings

Excavation Of The Jiangzhai Site

Layout Of The Jiangzhai Site

Assessment Of The Jiangzhai Excavation

Hypotheses And Test Implications

Chapter V: Spatial Configuration Of The Jiangzhai Settlement

Development Of The Jiangzhai Settlement

Formal Variability Of Features

Formal Variability Of Houses

Statistical Analyses Of Houses

Formal Variability Of Hearths

Formal Variability Of Storage Pits

Spatial Arrangement Of The Jiangzhai Settlement

Population Estimate

Chapter Vi: Formation Of The Jiangzhai Archaeological Record

Formation Of The Archaeological Record

Distribution Of Individual Artifact Classes By Deposit Types

Artifact Composition By Deposit Types

Chapter Vii: Organization Of Economic Activities Within The Settlement

The Artifact Assemblage

1. Farming.

2. Hunting Und Fishing.

3. Food Processing.

4. Manufacturing.

Analytical Adjustments

Comparison Between Residential Sectors

Chapter Viii: Spatial Patterns Of Material Remains

General Locational Patterns Of Artifacts

Concentrations Of Individual Artifact Classes

Spatial Assemblages Of Artifact Classes

Cluster 1.

Cluster 2.

Cluster 3.

Cluster 4.

Cluster 5.

Cluster 6.

Cluster 7.

Cluster 8.

Cluster 9.

Cluster 10.


Chapter Ix: The Organizational Principle Of Yangshao Communities

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

Title: Tribal segmentation and spatial variability: the social organization of a prehistoric Yangshao village community

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI. 1993 [2015 copy]. xvi, 470 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Yun-Kuen Lee

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Middle-Upper Yellow River Middle Neolithic (AF48)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Organization and analysis of results of research (128); Preservation and storage of food (251); Dwellings (342); Building interiors and arrangement (353); Heating and lighting equipment (354); Settlement patterns (361); General tools (412); Social relationships and groups (571); Household (592); Community structure (621); Cultural stratigraphy (912);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this dissertation about a previously-excavated site the author used museum collections, studying features and artifacts and their placements within the excavation units in order to understand intra-site spatial variation and social organization evident in the residential section of the site, especially as it relates to the segmentary organization of a prehistoric community. The cemetery is not analyzed but is described. Although the site was occupied into the following tradition, only the Banpo phase (containing the best-preserved strata) is covered.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. af48-004

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: UM 9332116 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Michigan, 1993 Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-470)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not applicable

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. Sarah Berry; 2018

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 7007-6522 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Jiangzhai, Lintong district, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yangshao culture


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