Kolata, Alan L.. The urban concept of Chan Chan

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

Title: The urban concept of Chan Chan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins

Published By: Original publisher The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 1990. 107-144 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alan L. Kolata

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 Sociocultural trends (178); Cities (633); Architecture (341); Settlement patterns (361); Water supply (312); Warehousing (488); Chief executive (643); Classes (565);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author examines the forces that underlay the changes in urban architecture of Chan Chan. Maps of the phases of urban growth are provided. Emphasis is given to structures with political and economic functions including [i]ciudadelas[/i], annexes, burial platforms, intermediate architecture, [i]audiencias[/i], storage areas, and canals. Earlier [i]ciudadelas[/i] were the home of more than one king. Expansion of the intermediate architecture and changes in the [i]ciudadelas[/i] occurred after the canals became inoperable due to tectonic uplift and damage from a major El Niño event. Some walk-in wells were deeper than fifteen meters. Sunken gardens are covered, although fewer details are known about them. They were a primary method of farming after the canals became inoperable. The lower water table also required the city to build closer to the ocean and existing architecture had to be razed to permit construction of [i]ciudadelas[/i] Tschudi and Rivero. The architectural changes are also correlated with imperial expansion and annexation of the Lambayeque Valley. Other changes can be seen to have occurred because of military expansion (northern conquests) after El Niño induced flooding, increased status of the king in relation to the rest of the ruling elite, and expansion of the ruling elite.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 22

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. se75-022

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-144)

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, 5

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). 1100-530 BP (AD 900-1470)

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 Chimu Indians--Politics and government--Congresses//Chimu Indians--Antiquities--Congresses//Chan Chan Site (Peru)--Congresses//Peru--Antiquities--Congresses


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