Caso, Alfonso, 1896-1970. Calendrical systems of central Mexico

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

Title: Calendrical systems of central Mexico

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Archaelogy of northern Mesoamerica, part one, edited by Gordon F. Ekholm and Ignacio Bernal

Published By: Original publisher Archaelogy of northern Mesoamerica, part one, edited by Gordon F. Ekholm and Ignacio Bernal Austin: University of Texas Press. 1971. 333-348 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alfonso Caso

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aztecs (NU07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ordering of time (805); Comparative evidence (171); Prehistory (172); Cosmology (772); Luck and chance (777); Revelation and divination (787); Priesthood (793); Spirits and gods (776); Rest days and holidays (527);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document surveys what is known of the Aztec calendrical system and its relation to other systems of central Mexico, and provides a means for coordinating Aztec dates with those of the Gregorian calendar. Some details are given regarding the ceremonial calendar, and the notion of lucky and unlucky days.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 29

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. nu07-029

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: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not applicable

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

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. M. A. Marcus ; 1984

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1480-1540

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) central highland Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aztecs

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