Pozorski, Thomas George. Changing priorities within the Chimu state: the role of irrigation agriculture

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

Title: Changing priorities within the Chimu state: the role of irrigation agriculture

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. 111-120 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Thomas Pozorski

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 Water supply (312); Land use (311); Tillage (241); Sociocultural trends (178); Location (131); Administrative agencies (647); Warfare (726); State enterprise (475);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Intensive investigation of canal systems and associated structures in the Chicama and Moche valleys and of the associated structures provide the basis for this study of the role of irrigation canals in the expansion of the Chimu state. The buildings appear to have been for administration of the construction of canals and field systems and, at times, for managing agricultural production. Due to poor engineering, not all canals carried water regularly, and fields were left unused. The maximum extent of the canal system is not correlated with the time of the maximum territorial extent of the empire, but with its first phase of expansion (circa A.D. 1300), after which the cultivated area shrank to approximately its modern limits. The impetus for agricultural expansion may have been as a way to gain or maintain status. The subsequent push to expand state territory is seen as a shift in emphasis to gaining control over craft production, as evidenced by the growth in the number of storerooms, [i]audiencias[/i], elite compounds, and small irregular agglutinated rooms (SIAR) at Chan Chan.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 37

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. se75-037

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 1976-1979

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) Ascope and Trujillo provinces (Chicama and Moche valleys), La Libertad, Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chimu


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