Watkins, Trevor, 1938-. The beginning of the Neolithic: searching for meaning in material culture change

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

Title: The beginning of the Neolithic: searching for meaning in material culture change

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Paléorient -- Vol. 18

Published By: Original publisher Paléorient -- Vol. 18 Paris: Laboratoire de paléontologie des vertébrés, Université de Paris VI. 1992. 63-75 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication T. Watkins

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 Dwellings (342); Household (592); Instigation of war (721); Tribe and nation (619); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Houses at the site of Qermez Dere were unusual in that they had symbolic or religious features of plastered clay pillars, were kept very clean, and food preparation activities appear to have occurred outside the houses in another part of the site. Projectile points appear at the site along with maceheads, both probably used for warfare. Watkins sees the beginnings of the concepts of the 'home, ' territoriality, and property in this data. The essay explores the changes that occurred at the beginning of the neolithic period and how sedentary hunter-gatherers handle resource stress.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

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. m084-013

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. 72-74)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1986-1990

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). Aceramic Neolithic; 10,250 BP-9900 BP(8250 BC-7900 BC)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Qermez Dere, Tel Afar, Iraq

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Neolithic period

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