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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Mehrgarh: field reports 1974-1985 from Neolithic times to the Indus civilization
Published By: Original publisher
Karachi, Pakistan: Golden Graphics Limited. . xiii, 1-562, 683-688 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Edited by Catherine Jarringe … [et. al.]
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Early Indus (AQ43)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Archaeological excavation methods (1210);
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Culture summary (105);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Dating methods in archaeology (1211);
Settlement patterns (361);
Ceramic technology (323);
Production and supply (433);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This compilation of field reports for eleven seasons at Mehrgarh begins with an introduction in the original French, followed by an English translation, which provides the closest thing to a synthesis of the cumulative finds and the evolving hypotheses of the investigators, including pottery styles, settlement pattern, links with other traditions in Iran and Turkmenistan, economy, craft activities, and burial practices. Excavations at nearby sites, including Lal Shah and Sibri, have their own sections in the field reports. Materials called "ceramic Neolithic" are relevant to the Early Indus tradition, even where dating prior to 5500 BC (7500 BP).
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. 559-562)
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.
Sarah Berry; 2015
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Mehrgarh, Lal Shah, and Sibri, Balochistan, Pakistan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Neolithic period--Pakistan--Balochistan//Copper age--Pakistan--Balochistan//Excavations (Archaeology)--Pakistan--Balochistan//Mehrgarh Site (Pakistan)//Balochistan (Pakistan)--Antiquities