Topic, John R.. Craft production in the kingdom of Chimor

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

Title: Craft production in the kingdom of Chimor

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. 145-176 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication John R. Topic

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 Occupational specialization (463); Production and supply (433); Cities (633); State enterprise (475); Government enterprises (655); Status, role, and prestige (554); Warehousing (488); Cultural participation (184);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Craft production and craft specialists in the city of Chan Chan are discussed, and compared with archaeological evidence for craft production in the provincial centers. Parallels are found in ethnohistorical evidence, despite a four generations remove between Chimu and Inca, with only middle levels of the political hierarchy persisting. Craft production was the cornerstone of the city’s economy, with control over the manufacture of high value goods largely for their own consumption appearing to have been the basis of elite power, not control over agricultural production for all. Indeed, evidence for craft production is highly concentrated in the center as compared to the provinces, and the capacity of the storage areas within Chan Chan was inadequate for large surpluses of agricultural staples; storage capacity at other Chimu cities was much lower. Metallurgy, woven fabrics, and [i]chicha[/i] (maize beer) production are given particular attention, along with the expansion of craft production in Chan Chan after the Lambayeque conquest.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 23

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. se75-023

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. 172-176)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1969, 1972-1973

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). 1150-400 BP (AD 850-1600)

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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