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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Kintz, Ellen R.
Life under the tropical canopy: tradition and change among the
Published By: Original publisher
Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1990. xix, 170 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Ellen R. Kintz
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.
Maya (Yucatán Peninsula) (NV10)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Historical reconstruction (174);
Religious beliefs (770);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of continuity and change in Mayan culture.
Kintz examines Mayan kinship, economy, political leadership, and religion in each of seven
historical periods between A.D. 600 and 1987. She writes in an evocative style from the
perspective of a contemporary observer. The last chapter summarizes the overall changes
that occurred between the prehistoric, colonial, and modern periods. She includes a
seven-page glossary of Mayan, Yucatec, and Spanish terms.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-162) and
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.
Ian Skoggard ; 2000
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)
Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings