An Zhimin. The Bronze Age in eastern parts of Central Asia

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

Title: The Bronze Age in eastern parts of Central Asia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph History of civilizations of Central Asia, volume 1, edited by A. H. Dani, V. M. Masson

Published By: Original publisher History of civilizations of Central Asia, volume 1, edited by A. H. Dani, V. M. Masson Paris: Unesco. 1992. 319-336, 506-507 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication An Zhimin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2001. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Eastern Central Asia Neolithic and Bronze Age (AJ50)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Location (131); Cultural participation (184); Ceramic technology (323); Metallurgy (325); General tools (412); Visual arts (5311); Burial practices and funerals (764);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an overview of Bronze Age cultures and their differences in Gansu, Qinghai, and Xinjiang provinces. The cultures discussed are: Qijia, Siba, Xindian, Tangwang, Siwa, Kayue, and Shajing. Bronze Age cultural remains from Xinjiang province have not been named as research has just begun there. The ceramic and bronze artifacts and technologies for each culture or province are briefly discussed along with stone and bone artifacts and mortuary remains.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. aj50-005

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 English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 506-507)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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; 1999

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 4630 BP-2221 BP(2630 B.C.-221 B.C.)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Gansu, Qinghai, and Xinjiang provinces, China

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings China--Antiquities


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