Day, Kent C., 1932-. Ciudadelas: their form and function

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

Title: Ciudadelas: their form and function

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Chan Chan: Andean desert city, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Kent C. Day

Published By: Original publisher Chan Chan: Andean desert city, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Kent C. Day Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2010. 55-66 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Kent C. Day

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chimu (SE75)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Public structures (344); Miscellaneous facilities (368); Streets and traffic (363); Building interiors and arrangement (353); Warehousing (488);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The center section of Chan Chan covers an area of about six kilometers square, containing ten large rectangular enclosures called [i]ciudadelas[/i] that correspond to the ten historically recorded Chimu kings. The [i]ciudadelas[/i] are enclosed by adobe walls up to nine meters high, built in sections that probably represent labor units. Inside, the architecture includes U-shaped structures or [i]audiencias[/i], storerooms, entry courts, and burial platforms. Looting of the [i]audiencias[/i] and burial platforms indicate they contained dedicatory burials and other offerings. Other notable features at Chan Chan are elite compounds, SIAR (small irregularly agglutinated rooms), [i]huacas[/i] or sacred mounds, sunken gardens (that may have begun as borrow pits for building materials), and cemeteries. The author sees the U-shaped structures as administrative control points, indicating that the [i]ciudadelas[/i] were the administrative centers and bureaucratic headquarters of the Chimu empire.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. se75-006

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

Note: For bibliographical references see document 18:[Moseley and Day] (2010, References) Reprint of 1982 copy

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; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1100-524 BP (AD 900-1476)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Trujillo province (Moche Valley), La Libertad, Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chanchán (Peru)


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