Mason, Ronald J.. Farmers without plows, warriors without swords: the last act of prehistory

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

Title: Farmers without plows, warriors without swords: the last act of prehistory

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Great Lakes archaeology

Published By: Original publisher Great Lakes archaeology New York: Academic Press. 1981. 295-372 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ronald J. Mason

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Eastern Late Woodland (NN67)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Location (131); Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural participation (184); Ceramic technology (323); General tools (412); Visual arts (5311); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Mason summarizes the Late Woodland time period for the region around the Great Lakes. Included in this are descriptions for Blackduck, Effigy Mound, Heins Creek, Mackinac, Princess Point, Hunter's Home, Oneota, Owasco and Proto-Iroquois, Ontario Iroquois, Younge (Western Basin), Bois Blanc, and Juntunen. Mason describes the diagnostic attributes such as point types, other stone tools, ceramics, type of economy, and settlement pattern. These items are compared with other cultures or traditions and the origins of some cultures are proposed. Population movements are also briefly discussed where appropriate.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. nn67-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-372)

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 ; 2004

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Late Woodland

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Great Lakes region; Canada and United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Woodland culture


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