Simmons, Alan H.. 'Ain Ghazal: a major Neolithic settlement in central Jordan

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

Title: 'Ain Ghazal: a major Neolithic settlement in central Jordan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Science -- Vol. 240

Published By: Original publisher Science -- Vol. 240 Cambridge, Mass.: Moses King. 1988. 35-39 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alan H. Simmons, Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, Gary O. Rollefson, Rolfe Mandel, Zeidan Kafafi

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 Identification (101); Sociocultural trends (178); Production and supply (433); Diet (262); Pastoral activities (233);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Simmons et al. describe the findings from the excavations at 'Ain Ghazal, a continuously occupied site from early to late Neolithic. This is unusual as many sites were abandoned or show temporal gaps. The site also documents an economic shift from a variety of wild and domestic plants and animals to an emphasis on pastoralism. Discussed are the chronology, probable population size, ritual and artistic behavior, environmental setting, and economy. This document also discusses Kohler-Rollesfson's model of communities that were segregated into spacially separate populations that independently operated animal husbandry or agriculture.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

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. m084-009

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document four field seasons from 1982-1988

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, 5

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 to Pre-Pottery Neolithic C; 9200 BP-7700 BP (7200 BC-5700 BC)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) 'Ain Ghazal, Jordon

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Neolithic period

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