Gulliver, P. H.. The Turkana age organization:

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Title: The Turkana age organization:

Published in: American anthropologist -- Vol. 60

Published By: American anthropologist -- Vol. 60 Menasha, Wisconsin: American Anthropological Association, 1958. 900-922 p.

By line: P. H. Gulliver

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

Culture: Turkana (FL17)

Subjects: Age stratification (561); Community structure (621); Settlement patterns (361); Pastoral activities (233); Annual cycle (221); Majority (884); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Community structure (621); Activities of the aged (887); Artificial kin relationships (608); Ornament (301); Real property (423);

Abstract: The purpose of this source is to give a description of the structure and operation of the Turkana age group system. The topics discussed include initiation into adulthood, the system of alternations, age groups, the diffusion of age group names, the principles of seniority within alternations, the ecology of age groups, the activities of age groups, age groups and marriage and military organization, and the integrative functions of age groups.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: fl17-007

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1948-1950

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Gerald Reid ; 1989

Coverage Date: 1940-1958

Coverage Place: around Lake Turkana, Kenya

LCSH: Turkana (African people)


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