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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Cowgill, George L
The Central Mexican Highlands from the rise of Teotihuacan to the decline of Tula
Published By: Original publisher
Cambridge, England ; New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000. 250-317 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
George L. Cowgill
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Central Mexico Classic (NU92)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Ceramic technology (323);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Visual arts (5311);
History and culture change (170);
External trade (439);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The main focus of this study is the ancient city of Teotihuacan, which flourished from about 150 BC to around 650 AD. Cowgill discusses the political position of the city in relationship to other polities in the Central Mexican Highland region, and in addition provides much data on ceramics; architecture; apartment compound construction; art styles, as depicted in sculpture, stone carving and mural paintings; settlement patterns; sacrificial burials and tombs; and the significance of trade to the Teotihuacan state and society.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-317)
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.
John Beierle; 2009
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
2150-1350 BP (150 BC-AD 650)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Teotihuacán, Central Mexican Highlands, Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings