Kidder, Alfred, 1911-. Some early sites in the northern lake Titicaca basin

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

Title: Some early sites in the northern lake Titicaca basin

Published By: Original publisher Cambridge, Mass.: The Museum. 1943. vii, 48 p., plates ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Alfred Kidder, II

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Highland Andean Formative (SE48)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); (32); Lithic industries (324); Masonry (333); Visual arts (5311);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article describes Kidder's field work in Peru in the late 1930s and early 1940s. This work was done before radiocarbon dating and before a time sequence was worked out for Peru. Most of what is described are the ceramics and stone sculptures found on the surface of various sites, including Pucara. As Kidder writes, 'Our own basic assumption, useful for procedural purposes if its nature is not forgotten, was that the sites here described are early relative to the Inca and other remains known to be late in the area, and that they are hence, to some extent at least, contemporaneous with the Tiahuanaco-Chiripa sequence. The presence of many traits shared with Pucara is the actual basis for the reasoning.' (page 37). It is not always clear when the sites and artifacts Kidders writes about existed (so the reader is advised to use caution). However, Pucara and Chiripa were within the time period so artifacts with traits that are related to these two sites are probably within the time period. (Also see Lumbreras and Moseley eHRAF documents nos. 2 and 3 respectively for brief discussions that included the Formative Period or Initial Period and Early Horizon in the Lake Titicaca basin.)

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. se48-001

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. 43-44)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1937, 1939, 1941

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 ; 2002

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) western Lake Titcaca basin; Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indians of South America--Andes--Antiquities


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