Watson, Patty Jo, 1932-. The Halafian culture: a review and synthesis

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

Title: The Halafian culture: a review and synthesis

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Hilly flanks and beyond : essays on the prehistory of southwestern Asia presented to Robert J. Braidwood, November l5, l982

Published By: Original publisher The Hilly flanks and beyond : essays on the prehistory of southwestern Asia presented to Robert J. Braidwood, November l5, l982 Chicago, Ill.: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. 1983. 231-250 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Patty Jo Watson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Halafian (M086)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Identification (101); Location (131); Settlement patterns (361); Ceramic technology (323);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Patty Jo Watson has written a brief overview of the Halaf culture. She states she wanted to 'summarize the curent state of archeological knowledge and anthropologically based speculation about the Halafian.' (page 231).She decribes the distribution of the sites known in 1982, what type of archaeological work had been done at which sites (survey or excavation), subsistence, and settlement patterns. As usual, ceramics for the various areas are described.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. m086-008

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-249)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Halaf period; 7300 BP-6500 BP (5300 BC-4500 BC)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Halaf culture


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