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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Moore, Jerry D.
Household economics and political integration: the lower class of the Chimu
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbot, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1985.xvii, 602 p.: ill.,
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Jerry Dennis Moore
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Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Archaeological excavation methods (1210);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Production and supply (433);
Miscellaneous government activities (659);
Labor relations (466);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This dissertation is based on excavation of cane-walled structures comprising a
lower class neighborhood at Manchan in the Casma Valley, a southern Chimu administrative
center with a variety of other structures: adobe brick residences and public
architecture, including administrative and funerary compounds; also three non-funerary
mounds, low platforms, an unfinished llama corral, and cemeteries. The project tested
how archaeological evidence may shed light on ways the imperial Chimu political economy
may have manipulated or modified the lower class household economies, with a model of
Chimu organization of labor, patterns of production, and patterns of consumption derived
from the historically documented Inka. The archaeological evidence indicates a pattern
of household self-sufficiency and a low level of state involvement in the domestic
economy, except for agriculture. The state may have been involved, for no agricultural
tools were found, although there are other possible explanations, like storing tools
near fields. Manchan contrasts with the Moche Valley in the Chimu heartland, where
evidence indicates the state had a direct and significant role in the economic system
via the institutions of redistribution, surplus storage, and corvée labor, closer to the
Inka model. The Manchan findings suggest that there were different levels of political
integration in different parts of the empire.
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Proquest number: UM8613663
Doctoral Dissertation--University of California, Santa
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Copy/Scan date 2012
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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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry; 2013
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
700-530 BP (AD 1300-1470)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Manchan, Casma district (Casma Valley), Ancash, Peru
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