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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Byrd, Brian F.
Early village life at Beidha, Jordan: neolithic spatial organization and vernacular architecture, the excavations of Mrs Diana Kirkbride-Helbæk
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. 2005. iii-xiv, 442 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Brian F. Byrd
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Aceramic Neolithic (M084)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Settlement patterns (361);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Property in movables (422);
Archaeological excavation methods (1210);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Byrd describes the excavations at Beidha, one of the few sites that has been substantially excavated, giving us a better idea of what a complete village would have looked like. The excavatons were conducted under the direction of the late Diana Kirkbride-Helbaek. Brian Byrd participated in the final season of excavations and wrote this document. He describes the excavations, the organization of the field notes and photographs, the stratigraphy, the architecture and village layout, and briefly describes some of the artifacts found within the buildings. Beidha was occupied in the late Epipaleolithic, the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, and the Nabatean. This report focuses on the PPNB settlement and its architecture and discusses the rise of private property.
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. 137-144)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1983
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; 2007
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B; 9178 BP- 8596 BP (7178 BC-6596 BC)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Architecture, Domestic--Jordan--Beidha Site/Excavations (Archaeology)--Jordan--Beidha Site/Vernacular architecture--Jordan--Beidha Site/Community organization--Jordan--History--To 1500/Beidha Site (Jordan)