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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Wyckoff, Lydia L.
Third Mesa Hopi ceramics: a study of the ceramic
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms. 1986 [1988
copy]. 4, 14, 414 leaves, plates ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Lydia Lloyd Wyckoff
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Ceramic technology (323);
Decorative art (531);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author of this source characterizes her work as an
attempt to increase knowledge of the relationship between material culture and the culture
which produces it. To that end, she analyzes the production of ceramic wares (including
brick, tile, vessels, shoe effigies, and miniatures) produced on the Third Mesa on the Hopi
Reservation. The source begins with a brief description of the Hopi physical environment,
subsistence, economy, social organization and religion. This is followed by a brief sketch
of Hopi history. The various ceramic products and the two major styles of decoration on
them are described in much greater detail. The author finds that all the women who produce
pottery consider themselves either a “progressive” or a “traditional.” The “quantifiably”
different styles of decoration are, the author argues, a by-product of the progressive and
traditional world views. The author concludes her work by claiming that stylistic
differences can and do communicate cultural information.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
UM 8601000 Thesis (Ph.D.)--Yale University, 1985
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-405) Generally speaking, information on the
actual manufacture of ceramic wares is indexed for Ceramic Technology (323). Descriptions
of various vessels are indexed for Utensils (415). And information on artistic styles and
decoration can be found in Decorative Art (531).
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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.
Christopher Latham ; 1988
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Hopi Reservation, Third Mesa, Arizona, United
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings