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Plaza sizes for Mesoamerican cities

Part of the Social Reactors Project datasets project

Creator(s): Alanna Ossa ; Michael E. Smith

Year: 2017

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Summary

Plaza area and population for Postclassic Mesoamerican cities analyzed in:

Ossa, Alanna, Michael E. Smith, and José Lobo (2017). The Size of Plazas in Mesoamerican Cities: A Quantitative Analysis and Social Interpretation. Latin American Antiquity 28(4): 457-475.


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Cite this Record

Plaza sizes for Mesoamerican cities. Alanna Ossa, Michael E. Smith. Washington, DC: Society For American Anthropology. 2017 ( tDAR id: 439903) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BG2RNS


URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/latin-american-antiquity/article/size...


Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: 1-Late Postclassic

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Plaza area per person (m2) Plaza area per person, calculated using Estimate 2
DOUBLE  Measurement (square meter) Architecture : Measurement none none
Population Estimate 2 This is a measurement field that includes commas to indicate thousands. Population estimate that incorporates a densification effect.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Population Estimate 1 This is a measurement field that includes commas to indicate thousands. Population estimate based on constant density with area.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Population Count This is a measurement field that includes commas to indicate thousands. This field documents only those estimates derived from house counting that were used to define the densification effect for estimating population on the basis of area for Estimate 2.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Plaza area, ha DOUBLE  Measurement (hectare) Architecture : Measurement none none
Area, ha. This is a measurement field that includes commas to indicate thousands.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Architecture : Measurement none none
Site Site name
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Site none none

Table Information: 2-Mixtequilla

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Plaza area per capita Plaza area divided by population
DOUBLE  Uncoded Value Architecture : Measurement none none
No. Mounds Number of mounds identified within the site area
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Architecture : Measurement none none
Population Population estimated from Monte Carlo simulation, as described in the published article.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Site area Total site area, in hectares
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Architecture : Measurement none none
Plaza area Total area of plazas, in square meters
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Architecture : Measurement none none
No. Plazas Number of plazas
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Architecture : Measurement none none
Scale attraction Scale in meters at which population was estimated to be "attracted" to the center based on Monte Carlo simulation. See published paper for details.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Measurement none none
Period Time Period
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Date none none
Site Site name
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Site none none

Table Information: 3-Palenque

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
ln area DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
ln pop DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Pop VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Plaza Area sqare m VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Site Name VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Table Information: PostclassicDensification

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Plaza area per person (m2) DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Estimate 2 (Increasing density) VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Estimate 1 (Constant density) VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Count VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Plaza area, ha DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Settlement Area (ha) VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Site name VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Keywords


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -1200 to 1700 (Archaeological Sequences)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -100.336; min lat: 13.206 ; max long: -89.789; max lat: 20.188 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Scott Ortman


File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
PlazaSizeDataset.xlsx 59.16kb Dec 6, 2017 Dec 6, 2017 2:47:44 PM Public
Translated version PlazaSizeDataset_translated.xlsx (8.92kb)
Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated:
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America