Mackey, Carol J., 1933-. The southern frontier of the Chimu empire

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

Title: The southern frontier of the Chimu empire

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. 195-226 p. maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Carol J. Mackey, A. M. Ulana Klymyshyn

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 Identification (101); Location (131); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Territorial hierarchy (631); Provinces (635); Classes (565); Ethnic stratification (563); Production and supply (433); Cultural participation (184);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Data from survey and excavations in the Casma Valley provide evidence of the Chimu Empire’s expansion south of the Santa Valley. This is compared with the northern territorial expansion to shed light on the "general principles of Chimu policies of expansion and administration" (page 195). The discussion includes evidence for settlement patterns, settlement hierarchy, the chronology of Chimu occupation (especially at Manchan), actual occupation and not just influence, employment of indigenous nobility for governing conquered territory, ranking of the indigenous nobility compared to those at the Moche Valley capital of Chan Chan, and the economic centralization of the empire there—including the amount of labor involved to build the city, its storage capacity, and the quality and variety of craft production there. It is proposed that lower level administrative centers were situated for management of irrigation canals and agricultural fields. Although it has been claimed that the empire extended from Tumbes to just north of Lima, consolidation appears to have taken place only from the Lambayeque region in the north to the Casma Valley in the south, where administrative centers can be found.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 25

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. se75-025

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. 222-226)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979-1985

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) coastal La Libertad and Ancash regions (north coast), 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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