Staub, Jules, 1904-. Contributions to a knowledge of the material culture of the Mende in Sierra Leone

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Title: Contributions to a knowledge of the material culture of the Mende in Sierra Leone

Published By: Solothurn: Buchdruckerei Vogt-Schild, 1936. HRAF ms: 100 p. [original: vii, 64 p., 31 plates]: ill., map

By line: Staub

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Mende (FC07)

Subjects: Historical reconstruction (174); Comparative evidence (171); Territorial hierarchy (631); Travel (484); Food preparation (252); Mats and basketry (285); Fishing gear (227); General tools (412); Utensils (415); Visual arts (5311); Sacred objects and places (778);

Abstract: Although suffering from excesses in literary style and poor organization, this document of few available on Mende material culture. Plates and illustrations give a good summary of the material culture of the people, but the text gives little information on social organization, social relationships and other non-material facets of culture.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fc07-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Beiträge zur Kenntnis der materiellen Kultur der Mendi in der Sierra Leone]. Translated for the HRAF files by Cecil Wood.

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4

Analyst: Leslie L. Clark ; 1958

Coverage Date: 1900-1936

Coverage Place: Sierra Leone

LCSH: Mende (African people)

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