Lancaster, James A.. Groundstone artifacts

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

Title: Groundstone artifacts

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Galaz ruin, by Roger Anyon and Steven A. LeBlanc ; edited by Paula L. W. Sabloff

Published By: Original publisher The Galaz ruin, by Roger Anyon and Steven A. LeBlanc ; edited by Paula L. W. Sabloff Albuquerque: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology : University of New Mexico Press. 1984. 247-262 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By James Lancaster

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mogollon (NT85)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Food preparation (252); General tools (412); Lithic industries (324); Sociocultural trends (178); Mineral resources (135); Typologies and classifications (914);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Lancaster analyzed the ground stone artifacts, specifically the manos and metates. These tools are made out of four types of stone. The Manos can be divided into two types (Type I and II) and the metates can be divided into four types (through-trough, trough, slab, and basin). Some of the changes in these types through time correspond to how food was processed to increase the efficiency of the grinding process and to reduce the amount of time it took to process the corn. Lancaster looked at the striation patterns on the tools for clues as to how food was processed. He concluded that there was a surprising amount of wild plant foods processed on the metates.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 26

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. nt85-026

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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; 2010

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Late Pithouse - Classic Mimbres periods; 1350 BP - 850 BP (AD 650-AD 1150)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Galaz, Mimbres Valley, New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mimbres culture//Galaz Site (N.M.)

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