Matthews, Roger, Dr.. Secrets of the dark mound: Jemdet Nasr, 1926-1928

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

Title: Secrets of the dark mound: Jemdet Nasr, 1926-1928

Published By: Original publisher Warminster, Wiltshire, England: Aris and Phillips Ltd.. 2002. xv, 205, plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Roger 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 Archaeological excavation methods (1210); Artifact and archive collections (119); Public structures (344); Archaeological inventories (915);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document presents the 'full publication of all accessible material from the 1920s excavations at Jemdet Nasr, excluding objects in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad.' (page ix). Matthews describes the 1920s excavations and findings, presents drawings and photos of many of the items, and adds clarification on the location and size of the buildings (especially the large building on Mound B) found in the 1920s by using field notes and information gathered from his 1988 and 1989 field work.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. mh62-002

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references(p. 39-43)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1926, 1928, 1988, and 1989

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). 5100 BP-4900 BP (3100 B.C.-2900 B.C.)

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)


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