Pollard, Helen Perlstein. Recent research in West Mexican archaeology

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

Title: Recent research in West Mexican archaeology

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of archaeological research -- Vol. 5, no. 4

Published By: Original publisher Journal of archaeological research -- Vol. 5, no. 4 New York: Plenum Press. 1997. 345-384 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Helen Perlstein Pollard

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. West Mexico Postclassic (NU76)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Reviews and critiques (114); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Metallurgy (325); Settlement patterns (361); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an overview of recent research in the Mexican states of Michoacán, Jalisco, Colima, southern Nayarit, southern Zacatecas, and central and southern Guanajuato. It contains a bibliography of recent literature (pages 379-384). Pollard examines west Mexico's relationship to Mesoamerica, Pacific coast contacts between west Mexico and South America (specifically Ecuador), and west Mexico's relationship with the American Southwest. These relationships have been the central theme of recent research. Pollard gives a regional prehistory synthesis starting with the Paleo-Indian period up through the Postclassic. She discusses material culture changes, migrations, contact between neighboring cultures, and settlement patterns.

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. nu76-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-384)

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). 1100-480 BP (900 A.D. - 1520 A.D.)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) west Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indians of Mexico--Antiquities


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