Klymyshyn, Alexandra M. Ulana. The development of Chimu administration in Chan Chan

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

Title: The development of Chimu administration in Chan Chan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The origins and development of the Andean state, edited by Jonathan Haas, Shelia Pozorski, Thomas Pozorski

Published By: Original publisher The origins and development of the Andean state, edited by Jonathan Haas, Shelia Pozorski, Thomas Pozorski Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: Cambridge University Press. 1987. 97-110 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alexandra 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 Administrative agencies (647); Public structures (344); Miscellaneous facilities (368); Housing (362); Warehousing (488); Cities (633); Classes (565);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Architectural remains at Chan Chan provide the basis for diagnosing administrative organization and changes wrought by the expansion of the Chimu empire, divided for this purpose into two stages. Few artifacts can be associated with administrators other than wooden staffs and vessels for [i]chicha[/i] (maize beer), so identification of administrative rooms is based mainly on their form and their association with other architectural remains. Chan Chan has ten monumental compounds, thirty-four elite compounds, and numerous small irregular agglutinated rooms (SIAR). Courts with U-shaped structures and storerooms in monumental and elite compounds are assumed to have been for administrative activities. A relative chronology is presented for the construction of monumental and elite compounds, and storage capacity is charted over time. Capacity was highest when the Laberinto compound was in use. It has two entrances and lacks a burial platform, so it probably wasn’t used as a palace. It probably was built at the start of the second stage of imperial expansion, and could have served to store tribute surpluses redistributed to lower-class residents of Chan Chan. U-shaped structures and elite compounds appear with the first stage of expansion, but there are more of each after the second expansion, along with a new type of elite compound without burial platforms, smaller elite compounds, and isolated [i]arcones[/i] (smaller U-shaped structures, with bins). These changes reflect the expansion of the administrative hierarchy, evidently with two levels added in the second phase: administrators in Type A elite compounds and those in the isolated [i]arcones[/i].

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 36

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. se75-036

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 39:[Haas, Pozorski, and Pozorski] (1987, References cited)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1983

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


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