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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Matthews, Roger, Dr.
Defining the style of the period: Jemedt Nasr, 1926-28
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Iraq -- Vol. 54
Published By: Original publisher
Iraq -- Vol. 54
London: British School of Archaeology in Iraq. 1992. 1-34 p., plate ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By R. J. Matthews
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.
Jemdet Nasr (MH62)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Ceramic technology (323);
Cultural participation (184);
Property in movables (422);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Mathews re-examined the Jemdet Nasr materials from the 1926 field season under the direction of S. Langdon and the 1928 field season under the direction of L. Watelin. He also compared the material to other excavated sites to 'place the Jemdet Nasr assemblage within a wider Mesopotamian contex.' (page 1). He shows that 'it is justifiable to speak of a Jemdet Nasr period, distinct from the Late Uruk and Early Dynastic periods,…' (page 1). He identifies materials that appear to be diagnostic of the Jemdet Nasr period and shows that similar materials are restricted in geographical area. He describes some of the architecture, tablets, ceramics, seals, and other artifact types from these excavations. Although the site and many of the artifacts date from the Late Uruk through the Early Dynastic Period, only the data that pertains to the Jemdet Nasr time period was indexed for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) subjects.
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. 27-29)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1926 and 1928
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).
Late Uruk to Early Dynastic
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Jemdet Nasr, Iraq
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Jamdat Nasr Site (Iraq)