Man, Edward Horace, 1846-1929. The Nicobar Islanders: part 1

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Title: The Nicobar Islanders: part 1

Published in: The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 18

Published By: The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 18 Published for the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland by Trübner & Co.. 1889. 354-394 p. ill., map

By line: Edward Horace Man

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Nicobarese (AZ07)

Subjects: Anthropometry (141); Descriptive somatology (142); Physiological data (147); Population (161); Morbidity (164); History (175);

Abstract: This is ethnography of the Nicobar Islands is by the British government official, Edward Horace Mann, who conducted several tours of duty there between 1871 and 1875, with additional trips in 1879, 1885, 1888, and 1894. The author discusses the geography, history (including origins), and demography of the Islands, but mostly focuses on biological anthropology: specific topics covered include physical descriptions, anthropometry down to length of fingers, sensory acuity, pulse and respiration rates, posture, gait, agility, endurance, attitudes towards labor, and pathologies.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: az07-004

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1871-1887

Evaluation: Government official-5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard; 2014

Coverage Date: 1871-1887

Coverage Place: Nicobar Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

LCSH: Nicobarese (Indic people)

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