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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Kolata, Alan L.
Chan Chan: the form of the city in time
Published By: Original publisher
Department of Anthropology: Harvard University, 1978.vii, 372 p.: ill.,
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by Alan Louis Kolata
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Dating methods in archaeology (1211);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Typologies and classifications (914);
Miscellaneous facilities (368);
Public structures (344);
Production and supply (433);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This dissertation presents an analysis of changes through time in the urban
landscape of Chan Chan, with particular emphasis on the elite administrative structures
known as ciudadelas, although small irregular
agglutinated rooms (SIAR) and intermediate architecture are also described. A seriation
of adobe bricks provides a chronology, checked against the architectural morphology of
the audiencias which was standardized over time.
The results are used to shed light on state economy, imperial and military expansion,
extraction of tribute, and irrigation systems in rural areas. The growth of the city is
divided into seven phases: Formative, Imperial Phase 1, Consolidation, Imperial Phase 2,
Imperial Phase 3, Chimu-Inca, and Colonial. Topics covered for each include the
architecture added, urban-rural interaction, and the ties between the capital and
state-designed settlements in other valleys, with ethnohistorical inferences.
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Thesis (Ph.D)--Harvard University, 1978
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363
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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; 2014
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1150-470 BP (AD 850-1530)
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,
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